French's Mountain Trail

EASY 35 reviews

French's Mountain Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rome, Maine that features a lake. 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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

French Mountain, managed by the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, is a great 0.8 mile interpretive trail in Rome, ME. Bring your cell phone for an audio tour of the mountain's natural history! From Watson Pond Road the trail immediately heads east then swings south, climbing the ridge of French Mountain (716′) to reach a rocky precipice with stunning views of Long Pond. As the trail opens up near the summit, the first views are of tiny Whittier Pond to the east with Rome Corner behind it, Mount Phillip to the northeast, and Long Pond to the southeast. The trail continues along the open rocks until its terminus above steep cliffs overlooking the northern end of Long Pond. From here you can also see Great Pond, The Mountain, and Belgrade Lakes Village. Turkey vultures usually roost in French Mountain’s rocky face and often can be seen riding the thermals overhead and looking for a meal.

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12 days ago

Beautiful view

19 days ago

Great hike wish I’d done it sooner

1 month ago

Quick hike, great for family with kiddos, view of Long Pond from the summit is fantastic.

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1 month ago

Very easy and quick hike. Perfect for kiddos and those who aren’t the biggest hikers. We also enjoyed scanning the QR codes along the trail and learning about the trees, plants, etc.

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2 months ago

Small mountain, quick hike, great for kids, my son wanted to do a second loop when we were finished!

4 months ago

Great for a quick loop. Usually pair with some of the others in the area and make a day of it.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Pretty little mountain

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Definitely should be rated as easy. Very small moutain with not very rewarding views. I went with my little sister who does not hike, and she really enjoyed it. I was disappointed as the drive there took longer than the hike and I never really broke a sweat. Cute trail for the inexperienced.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Great loop hike! The only bad thing about this hike is that it is a really short loop, I believe .8 miles. We did the loop twice. Our English bulldogs loved this hike as well.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Very short, easy hike for all ages. Nice views of the area ponds from a couple of different vantage points. One of a number of nice trails in the region maintained by the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, which does a nice job with its trail offerings.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Very pretty views of Long Lake and Whittier Pond await at the top of this short hike. It is a nicely maintained trail.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Quick little hike!

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Went out in the rain today! Still had loads of fun!

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19 days ago

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