Great Pond Mountain

EASY 52 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

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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18 days ago

4 months ago

great spot

7 months ago

My 2 sons and I climbed this today. We really liked it. I've lived in Orrington my whole life and never knew there where trails here. So excited to have found these.

8 months ago

Beautiful views

8 months ago

Nice little hike not too hard good view at the top! I'd say go for it!

8 months ago

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

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9 months 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.

9 months 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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9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Great trial! Beautiful and wide open at the top.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fun short hike with a rewarding view.

Monday, September 05, 2016

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!

Monday, August 29, 2016

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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Thursday, August 18, 2016

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.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Great family hike

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Great beginners hike!

Monday, June 13, 2016

I so enjoyed this walk.......the day way perfect for hiking and the trail was nicely marked and the terrain was not strenuous. I marked as a favorite and look forward to comming again.

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

The view is great and there are many connecting trails In this area

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beautiful!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gorgeous hike! Very well maintained trail and beautiful summit!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Excellent hike, trail as you approach the top becomes granite ledge, almost like it was paved. Views are excellent of Penobscot Bay, Blue Hill, Bucksport Bridge and you can see all the way to Bar Harbor. Trails upgraded by AmeriCorp and we'll maintained.

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust has been the proud owner of the full trail head since 2012. Recent improvements have been made to the trail, including stone steps, a new bridge and re routing the trail through a lovely wooded section. Connector trails to the trust land along the Dead River are now open..... Hay Ledges Trail and Gold Brook Connector. Check out full trail map at www.greatpond trust.org. There are lots of hikes in the GPMCT Wildlands parcel off Acadia Highway

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Was fun went around Dead River Trail then up to summit, Pretty steep though.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Starts a little steep but becomes more gadual. The trail at elevation is on granite making easy going. Views good to the east. Can see Acadia and the Atlantic from the top.

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