Big Moose Mountain Trail

HARD 27 reviews

Big Moose Mountain Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Greenville Junction, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.4 miles
1843 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly






wild flowers







5 days ago

Steep steps for a good part of the way, but manageable (even for a short person and my 12-year-old cocker spaniel). The views from the scenic outlook (about 2/3 of the way up) and from the top were spectacular. We took our time and enjoyed the views including looking around at the old house. It took us 3-1/2 hours.

1 month ago

more moderate than hard, aside from the steps near the top a very manageable hike. The views were good and i would recommend going the extra distance at the top to get to the heli pad. took about 4 hrs

1 month ago

The trail was very enjoyable and moderately challenging at points. Limited views until you make it to the top but in the end it is worth it.

8 months ago

Great trail - I think describing a trail as "Easy, Moderate or Hard" is all relevant. We completed this trail in a little under three hours. It was a gorgeous trail, with limited views until you get to the lookout and then to the summit. We had a beautiful day to hike, but definitely needed some warmer clothes at the summit, as the stuff we wore was wet with sweat and it got quite chilly while standing still taking the necessary peak photos. I would rate this trail as moderate - it will get your blood pumping but it is worth it. Check out the cabin on your way up/down and take a minute to read all the notes and scribbles inside left behind by other hikers.

9 months ago

Great hike. I took three teenage boys and they enjoyed every bit of it. Challenging in parts. Views are Awesome! Make sure at the top you keep walking across the summit where you will be able to view Mirror Lake and more views.

10 months ago

This is a terrific hike. The entry description is ridiculous doesn't mention the terrific views at the top and it is not hard. Hardly any scrambling involved and moderate elevation change most of the way.
Maintenance is overdue on the bridges

Sunday, January 01, 2017

This mountain was actually called sqaw mountain until the politically correct had to have it changed.There once stood the first fire tower in the country on top,since has been removed and is on display at visitors center on way into town.great views of moosehead lake from up here on clear day.

Friday, July 29, 2016

This was a great hike. Steep and challenging for a large part of the middle. Good to do on a sunny day as all except the top is in tree cover. Beautiful view of Moosehead from the top. We were not able to start this until later in the afternoon and I was afraid we would run out of day light but we didn't. We hiked at a steady speed with a couple stops to grab a drink and took plenty of time at the top to take pictures and it took us 3 1/2 hours. Definitely would do again.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rustic with no frills. I hike 2-3 mountains each year and was able to complete this round trip in 3 1/2 hours including lunch at the top
It was well marked but a little hard to tell when I was at the summit.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Nice hike up and it is all up. We were hoping we would climb above the clouds, but not this time. We still enjoyed the summit, even though the fog robbed us of the magnificent views. There are a couple creek crossings where the log bridges were rotten or broken and almost all of the log walk ways through the muddy areas were rotten. The trail could use a little love in places.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Great trail with great views at the summit (ignoring the cell-tower)! The trail up gets steep near the end, but its only 2.2 miles up (4.5 round trip) and great for a slow day-hike or a fast-paced afternoon hike. A really fun, rewarding trail. I do it every year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Quick elevation increase, but a great trail. Amazing views from the top!!

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