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Bald Pate Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 820 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Snow

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The 6.7 mile hiking trail network offers a variety of easy to moderately difficult trails. Approximately 300' elevation gain form the parking lot to the 1100' summit. The trails at Bald Pate Mountain offer scenic views, a forest returning from past timber harvests and ice-storm damage, a unique pitch pine habitat with fragile soils at the summit, and a haven for wildlife. The trails are described below. Bob Chase Trail / Scenic Loop (0.8 miles, easy-moderate): This trail is marked with blue trail markers and is a shared cross-country ski trail in the winter. There is a 300 foot elevation gain leading up to several nice lookouts of the surrounding area. Foster Pond Lookout Trail (0.7 miles, easy): This trail is marked with red trail markers and is a shared XC ski trail in winter. As the name suggest the trail leads to the Forest Pond Lookout. South Face Loop Trail (1.5 miles, moderate): Marked with orange, this loop has 370 foot elevation gain and leads to several viewpoints including the summit of Bald Pate Mountain. Moose Trail (1.0 mile, easy): Marked with yellow, this trail circumvents the northern base of Bald Pate Mountain and connects the northern trailhead with the southern slopes of the mountain. A small portion near the trailhead is also a shared XC ski and ATV trail. Pate Trail (0.1 miles, moderate): Marked with green, this trail offers a more direct and steeper path from the Micah Trail up to the peak of Bald than South Face Loop Trail. There is a 360 foot elevation gain. Micah Trail (0.6 miles, easy): Marked with white, this trail offers access to the southern face of Bald Pate from the trailhead and parking on Moose Cove Lodge Road. Town Farm Book Trail (2.0 miles, moderate): The trail is marked by purple trail markers and connects Bald Pate Mountain with the Holt Pond Preserve managed by the Lakes Environmental Association. This trail can additionally be accessed via Town Farm Road from the east. The groomed cross-country ski trails that overlap portions of the property are maintained by Five Fields Farm and require a fee to use the trails.

The Bald Pate Mountain main parking area is located at the crest of the hill, on the left side of the road, just past Five Fields Farm apple orchard and cross country ski area.

Loon Echo Land Trust 8 Depot Street, Suite 4 Bridgton, Maine 04009 (207) 647-4352 info@lelt.org www.lelt.org

From US Route 302 in Bridgton, follow ME Route 117 south. In 1 mile, turn left onto ME Route 107 heading south and drive approximately 4.0 miles. The Bald Pate Mountain main parking area is located at the crest of the hill, on the left side of the road, just past Five Fields Farm apple orchard and cross country ski area. To access the Micah Trail, continue south on ME Route 107 for 0.9 miles and turn left on to Moose Cove Lodge Road. The trailhead is 0.5 miles further on the left with parking and signs.

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Ashley Locke
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Meagan Erhart
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HikingBugs

Nice hike, cool 360 degree views from the top but the best views are from the short but intense pate trail

Kimberly H.
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Great hike with kids. We took the Bob Chase trail. It was a little rocky and muddy. Beautiful views. It was a little busy for a weekday. We passed several large groups of people. Also, despite using bug spray, we came out with ticks so don't forget to check yourself.

William Elliott
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Pretty area. Bugs are annoying even with bug spray. There are lots of forks, so pay attention. One of the shortcuts is straight up a rocky incline where you need to scramble. It's fun! I did it right after a reason rain and there's little streams along most of the trails. But I was able to avoid water in my shoes.

Laurel Schwartz
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Hiking

Well worth the time. Views at the top are amazing. If you need an easier walk with the same beauty, take the bob chase trail straight to the top. That was is easy enough to do with younger kids. I took the south loop and that was quite challenging with large changes in elevation. There is a lovely white birch grove on the bob chase part of the trail.

Monica Link
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Melissa C
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Hiking

Trails were all well marked and the parking was very easy. I did the south loop trail counter clockwise from the Bob Chase trail. I would recommend doing it counter clockwise so you end with the summit & views.

Elanie Blais
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Hiking

Great hike for our group, all in our mid 30’s. And a good work out for sure. Beautiful views for a hike that only take about an hour to get to the summit.

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Lauren Rivera
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Hiking

Great trails with most being a gradual incline with some steeper areas, but nothing crazy. Lots of shade and trails easily marked. Amazing views!

Amy Chamberlain
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Hiking

Great easy trail! The Moose trail follows yellow blazes, then we switched to orange to summit. There are definitely a few 100 ft steep sections but other than that it’s a gradual ascent for a great reward with the views at the summit. This is perfect if you need to build some stamina to get back into action after corona virus.

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Naythan S
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Hiking

Great day for it. Nice walk with the family.

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Shelby Hughes
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Hiking

Great mild day hike, with lots of tree cover and several lookouts!

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D H.
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Hiking

Went for the first time and felt pretty good about it. It was cool out so no bugs and it made the woods so pretty with the breeze. View at top was nice in all 3 directions but a bit overgrown. Very well marked trails definitely going back. Short hike though

Anna Johnston
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Wonderful hike! I took Bob's Chase and the South facing loop trails. All the trails are well mark, well maintained, and very easy to follow. A significant portion was shaded. I cant wait to go back and use the other trails.

Jordan Kennedy
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Hiking

This was a wonderful trail. I don’t usually comment on these but I wanted to let people know that the family in front of us spotted a good sized black bear crossing the south loop trail headed down the mountain. They had just ran about 1/4 of a mile to get away from it. This was about halfway up the south loop trail. I thought others should know. Otherwise a beautiful hike!

Morgan Riley
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HikingMuddy

My family and I love these trails. Today we took Moose Trail on the way up, pretty muddy in sections, to South Face Loop Trail, then Bald Pate Trail to the summit. That section was pretty steep climbing, my 7 & 9 year old did it okay, but younger ones would likely have trouble. Gorgeous views as always, lots of large birds to watch, but super buggy as expected this time of year.

Sarah Dietz
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HikingMuddy

We did Micah to Pate to Bob Chase, part of South face loop and back down via Moose trail. The views were super nice! Not many people and pretty trail conditions other than a little bit of mud.

Eric P.
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Kevin Norsworthy
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Hiking

Nice views, but very short hike. Easy for me, maybe more moderate for some.

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Holly Robinson
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really amazing trail. I went up from bridgeton road then looped back around. went down micah not knowing it didn't loop. definitely will go back

Danielle Demers
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful and moderate hike for us and our dogs! we completed the bob chase trail and south face loop, had some beautiful views and spots to sit and rest!

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Preston Bowden
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Hiking

Easy to follow and not too hard. There are a couple difficult spikes but all in all it’s very worth it because the views are incredible. Even the trail is beautiful when you’re not at a lookout point.

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Lin-Lee A.
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Meaghan Martin
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HikingMuddy

Well marked trails and maps at the base contributed to a lovely day! “Scenic views” marked on the maps are a bit misleading; several didn’t actually have anything to see. The summit was lovely and overlook of the pond was beautiful as well. Lots of mud at the base of the mountain, but given the amount of rain we’ve had this week and the time of year, I wasn’t surprised. Can’t wait to check this one out again in summer and fall!

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