Great Pond Mountain

EASY 41 reviews

Great Pond Mountain is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orland, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Hatchery Road off Rte 1. Small dam right there by the road. Go to the Federal Fish Hatchery @ Craig Brook. Visit the hatchery visitor center or drive straight ahead on the dirt road. Road goes right, stay right past the first gate you see. There is some hiking info on the board there. The trail head is jsut before the orange post/gate when the road turns private. Road is wide for parking. Trail is unmaked (8/11/10) but just before gate on the left looks like a dry stream bed. Starts out kind of steep, rate it moderate but gradual rise when you get up in elevation.

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20 days ago

Easy, and quick. I hike this weekly, while wearing 2 kids in carriers.

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21 days ago

Beautiful weather for the hike, incredible views at the top with not a cloud in the sky! Trail is steep, but clean and well marked.

1 month ago

Great easy hike. Almost the entire path seems to be paved with a sidewalk of granite. At the top there is an abundance of delicious wild blueberries. Went in early July so that seems to be the time to hit it if you want to try the blueberries.

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1 month ago

Nice easy hike! Hiked up with our two dogs, 15 year old and 8 year old! Beautiful views from the top!!

2 months ago

Great trial! Beautiful and wide open at the top.

2 months ago

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5 months ago

Did this on February 19, 2017. We had just received a lot of snow in the prior week so everything was deeply covered in snow. That being said, I cannot remark on the trails other than to say the trail markers were clearly visible on the trees. However, the view from the summit offered a very nice panoramic. I think this is deserving of another visit under better conditions.

10 months ago

Fun short hike with a rewarding view.

11 months ago

Make no mistake, it is a mountain. that being said, the trails were well kept and well marked. The view was stunning and well worth the hike up! I would recommend this to anyone!

11 months ago

Great views from the summit and all around. Lots of wildlife to stumble upon and catch photos of =) Very clean and well maintained trails with fool proof directions on maneuvering the mountain. Definitely worth the early morning wake up!!

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11 months ago

A bit hard to figure out where the summit is exactly, but it's a great, easy hike!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great for a 2-3 hike!
Its been 3 yrs since I last hiked the Wilderness area..
Lots of trail improvements and additions

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Fantastic all year.