Bald Pate Mountain Trail

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Bald Pate Mountain Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles
839 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips





wild flowers


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.

27 days ago

The South Face Loop is VERY challenging in snow shoes for a newbie!
I will return!

3 months ago

Sad to say we lost the trail log container at the summit to the recent wind storm. It now lays on the ground near its original location. The booklet is now exposed to the rain. If someone would like to bring some tools and a new notebook to place the container on a new tree then that would be great.

4 months ago

Great trails, well marked and met a couple other hikers that were very friendly. Our lakeland terrier enjoyed the steeper climbs and meeting others dogs. Beautiful views from the peak.

5 months ago

Great hike! Bob Chase trail is great for kids and takes you to the summit. Pretty views. We did South face loop trail first. Which was a moderate hike and probably tough for little kids. Many trails to pick from. We will definitely be back.

7 months ago

Easy trail overall. Good for leashed dog. Adding Pate Trail in middle of South Face loop adds some good incline back to summit, versus the more gradual incline of other approaches. Bugs weren't bad today. Great views!

7 months ago

Great hike with a fairly gradual incline to the summit up the South Face loop off of the Michah trail until about the last 1/4 mile where it became a little steeper. Beautiful summit view!

7 months ago

I wanted an easy hike to do with my dogs. Bonus. Blueberries at summit

8 months ago

Peaceful summit.

8 months ago

Nice quick hike, spent about an hour and a half on the mountain observing the sunset over the mountains... and log book at the summit. But beware of ticks and tuck pants into your socks to protect yourself

9 months ago

nice and off the beaten path.

9 months ago

quick and easy and close to my home so I do this one often. nice place for a quick lunch with a view or to walk the dog:)

10 months ago

Today was my first time at this mountain. I chose the Bob Chase trail, as it seemed the easiest and I had my toddler with me. It was a quick and easy hike with some decent views. The trail was also marked very clearly, which was extremely helpful. I'll definitely be back again to check out some or the other trails.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Decent trail for sure! We did Bob Chase to Foster Pond Lookout, back up to Bob Chase Scenic Loop to the South Face Loop trail, and then up Pate trail to the summit. (We didn't realize the summit was 20 yards away from where we turned right to South Face loop).

South Face was a steep trail down because there was snow on the ground, and we decided just to do half of it by taking Pate up, but it was worth it because there is a beautiful rock ledge half way up the Pate trail! Will probably come back here and try to do the whole South Face trail :)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Not to be confused with bald pate and table rock in grafton notch! This is a very short, easy hike. Slightly disappointing after an hour drive in terms of challenge. But still a beautiful, quiet trail. Well marked. Can go from parking lot to summit in 15 minutes or do a few little loops to make it last longer. Nice for the dog!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

I really enjoyed this mountain. The intertwining Trails and slight incline was perfect. The view of the foliage of the summit was awesome.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Excellent family hike with good views.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Good parking. Moderate trail, but can be easy. Well marked, great views at summit.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nice family hike! Pate trail and the orange loop are much harder though... A nice added distance and challenge for those without young kids. Will definitely do this one again.

Monday, September 05, 2016

What a great little hike. Quite a few steep inclines but very well-rounded and the view from the top was breath-taking!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Very nice trail with many different paths of different skill level!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nice trail complex, very well kept. The parking lot is good sized, with a kiosk. The parking lot/trail head is right off rt 107..if heading north its just over the Sebago/Bridgton town line & is actually right at a large wooden "Welcome to Bridgton" sign.

I took the blue trail (Bob Chase) then went straight at a 4 way trail intersection onto the Red trail (Foster Pond) for an easy hike to the Foster Pond Lookout...the red trail dead-ends here. Nice view over Foster Pond below. I retraced 1/2 way on the red trail until I came to where Red turns left to meet up again with Blue. Easy hike on blue with just a couple moderate elevation increases. When blue ends, bang a left onto Orange to the summit. Nice large summit area, with almost 360 views...better views than i thought. Great view over Peabody Pond with Sebago in distance. To this point it is an easy hike, good for beginers & kids. It would also be fairly easy descent to just retrace steps...but....I decided to take the Green "Pate Trail" which is very steep downward trail & rather rocky...just take your time & watch your step, & should be fine. (Using Green as an ascending trail would probably be considered difficult as it would be a very steep incline all the way over the rocks/boulders.., so beginners, kids, seniors should avoid but if youre looking for a real bitch of a workout, give it a try I guess!) You get another good view just after the 2nd "Sheer Cliff" warning sign. When you hit the bottom of Green, I decided to bang a right onto Orange (south face loop trail). The 1st half of Orange is a pretty level hike, shortly after you pass Yellow trail on left (I did not take), Orange begins a good steady ascent to the west of the summit....probably a 300'-400' elevation gain, until you hit the Blue trail again. In this spot there are 2 Blue choices, doesnt matter as they both rejoin the main section of blue trail, but I banged a left since I hadnt gone that way on my way to the summit. From here, pretty easy hike all the way following blue back to the parking lot. All in all a great trail complex that offers you the options of easy up & back to the summit or some more moderate to difficult trails if youd like. Be sure to drop a couple bucks in the donation slot at the kiosk. I would prefer to give it 3.5 stars, but since thats not an option went with 4 because it is very well maintained, well marked & because of the numerous options & good views. Thank You, Loon Echo Land Trust!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Nice hike to the summit, you can go directly to the summit or take the loop for a longer hike. Got to see a few Hawks flying about, also jumped a couple of deer, one came within 40 yards of us before it noticed our presence.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Nice easy hike. Well marked tails. Very pretty summit views.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beautiful views, and lots of different trails to chose from. Would have stayed a lot longer, but today was really buggy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An easy hike for the family. The woods are beautiful.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Great views! Lots of trails that are well marked - some spots you have to look for where the next marker is but you can find them pretty easy! We did the south loop trail, pate trail and the blue trail from parking lot straight to summit! The Pate Trail (green) is a great challenging rock climb up to a gorgeous lookout point and then the summit!

Monday, March 28, 2016

The trails are well marked, and the views from the top are awesome. Great first hike for Spring.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fun hike

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

good hike

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wonderful well marked trail system!

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