Carbou Mountain

HARD 6 reviews

Carbou Mountain is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2168 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The map at the trailhead does not correspond to the actual signage in the forest. In particular, the map does not show a trail going toward Tunk Lake, nor does it show at least one other more clearly marked trail going across Catherine Mountain. There may also be another trail going from Tunk Lake back toward Caribou, but it is very haphazardly marked and generally so poor that this part of the hike turned into a bushwhack for me that got me way off course and turned this into a much bigger loop. It's a nice hike all in all, but the signage could definitely use some work.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This is a quality day hike. I was a little mislead as this address starts you off at Black Mountain (easy). You then hike to the East Peak of Black Mountain (easy) before you walk down to the path that will take you to Caribou. This trail takes nearly two hours between the two mountain peaks unless you're trail running. It is fairly over grown so check for ticks. However, once you get to Caribou the climb is as advertised with some pretty great views at the top.

4 months ago

This was a great hike. The right amount of difficulty. However, it needs to be cleaned up in some areas. There is allot of overgrowth on the trail on the east side of the loop. Trail markers need to be updated as well. Their there, just a little hard to see at times. All in all, a great day.

6 months ago