Firewarden's Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Firewarden's Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Denmark, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

Pleasant Mtn. stands by itself at the Northern end of Cumberland county, Maine. It is also home to Shawnee Peak ski area. Travel time from Portland is a little over one hour, About 30 minutes to North Conway NH. The MacKay pasture trail ascends Pleasant Mtn. from the southwest and is the longest trail to the summit. (around 2.9 miles) Much of the trail is over open ledges and so provides the most scenic viewing of the four trails that ascend this peak. Great trail, lots of blueberries come late June.

hiking
20 days ago

Could have used microspikes on the top 1/2 of the trail as ice has appeared on the ledges. Managed to travel around the icy areas. Be careful if traveling up this time of year.

trail running
1 month ago

the trail was pretty technical due to ice and storm damage. a few trees across the trail but only one you have to bushwack around. This trail has a much more forgiving grade than others on the mountain.

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3 months ago

Great day hike with fantastic views :)

hiking
3 months ago

stunning view! worth the long uphill! mosquitoes were terrible in july--maybe best for late summer/early fall

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hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great hike! Beware: 98% of the trail is at a 45 degree incline, at least. The summit was really crowded with people but the view are awesome!

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

This trail starts out on a deceivingly flat and easy trail, but gets pretty steep towards the top. I took my 9 month old puppy and she love it. Definitely a bit challenging--half way up the hike we were both panting like crazy. I think it took around 3 hours total, up and down, to complete. The view at the top is very pretty and if you go at the right time there are plenty of mountain blueberries to pick. We made a bunch of blueberry muffins afterwards.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Moderate hike. Trail ascends all the way to the top which can be a bit of a challenge for older hikers. Wooded trail with no overlooks until the peak. There are two other trails nearby to the peak that have scenic viewpoints along the way. Beautiful views from the top.

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