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Hall Pond and Singepole Mountain Trail

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Paris, Maine

Hall Pond and Singepole Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Paris, Maine that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 541 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

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From the small parking area near the boat launch on Hall's Pond, the Pond Loop Trail heads north, following the shore of the pond. Though this first section of the trail is unsigned and unmarked, it is well worn and easy to follow. In approximately 0.5-miles, the trail passes through an open old-growth pine grove which extends out into the pond. A small fire ring and idyllic views over Hall's Pond may be found here. A short ways past this grove, the Singepole Mountain trail departs the Pond Loop and begins to climb steeply. This junction is easy to miss for first time visitors, especially with leaves on the ground; look for two red metal bull's-eyes affixed to two trees on the left. Shortly after this junction, the Pond Loop passes over large exposed stones a few feet from the water; hikers that reach this point by mistake should turn back and look for the uphill trail. After the left turn onto the red-blazed Singepole Trail, the route becomes much more strenuous. The 0.5-miles of uphill trail after this junction are characterized by slippery rock banks, narrow ledges and one tight squeeze beneath an overhanging boulder. Past this section, the trail ascends out of the trees and attains the southern false summit of Singepole Mountain. Panoramic views to the south, west, and north include Pleasant Mountain, the lakes and towns of the Oxford Hills, and the White Mountains on the horizon. From here, it is a short walk along well worn jeep trails north to the granite quarry.

Parking and port-a-potty available at the trailhead.

Hebron Academy Outdoor Education Coordinator 339 Paris Road PO Box 309 Hebron, ME 04238 Phone: (207) 966-5223

Pack it in, pack it out. This goes for trash, leftover food, toilet paper, and hygiene products. If you brought it into nature, please bring it out. Be aware that east of the ledges at the top is private property and is well marked.

Hall Pond Trailhead: [Foot-traffic Only]: Turn onto Halls Pond Road, 2.1-miles along ME-119 from South Paris or 2.3-miles along ME-119 from Hebron. From the Paris end of Halls Pond Road, continue for 0.6-miles and turn right to stay on Halls Pond Road. The small dirt parking lot is on the left just before the boat launch and pond. From the Hebron end of Halls Pond Road, continue straight up the hill for 0.8-miles. The small dirt parking lot is on the right just past the pond and boat launch.

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Maura Clark
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HikingMuddy

This was a lovely trail to hike today- views were stunning at the top of Mt. Washington and Halls Pond below. My only criticism is the trail marking near the top was sparse- when in doubt near the top just keep heading up; I took a turn to the right that was well worn, but was clearly heading downhill after a flat stretch of trail. 40 minutes to the top, and 30 minutes down.

Sarah Dietz
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HikingMuddy

This trail is very peaceful. Part of it goes around the pond, and the left turn that reaches the summit is a very steep climb for a bit. The top is awesome, so much space to walk around and explore up there!

Suzi Burke
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HikingBugsMuddy

Pretty buggy the first half mile. And you definitely have to read where the turn off is to start heading up otherwise you get a bit turned around. The hike is definitely a beginner hike until you start heading up and then it's straight up for a while but overall beautiful and well marked trails with a gorgeous view at the top.

Nathan Sinclair
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HikingMuddyRocky

Cool and breezy, so no bugs. But it was muddy for the first half mile. Great views.

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Kate J.
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BugsMuddyRocky

great short little hike. flat for the first half (easy) then straight up for the second half (moderate/hard). great view of mt. washington at the top. bug spray will do you no good here, head net would have been great to have. the bugs were some of the worst I've ever experienced on a hike and it isnt even that far into the season yet. dog friendly, plenty of running water on the trail for pups to hydrate along the way.

Ryan Lemelin
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Robin S.
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HikingBugsMuddy

Trail starts off muddy, but it can be mostly avoided. Views are well worth the short, but straight up hike. Read description to make sure you get on the right trail as you move away from the pond. Family and dog friendly.

Cody Lambert
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Christine Kendall
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Elizabeth Langelier
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HikingMuddy

Its muddy at first but the view is worth it! Completed the trail with two 9 year olds and they loved it.

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kl me
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A perfect trail rated moderate. Good challenge of quick up to a moderate height in a short distance. great views. Good work out. wear proper hiking footwear.

George Ramos
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Hiking

this made a great day trip, first time and was impressed. definitely family friendly. my dog loved it

Zane Dustin
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Kim Millett
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HikingMuddy

Muddy the first .5 mile but avoidable for the most part. Great views of the pond. Perfect boat launch for the dog to take a swim after! Great hike.

Alyssa Reid Morrison
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Hiking

Great loop around the pond with beautiful woods. You can fish in the water but can not swim.

Cheryl Dubois
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HikingMuddy

Another great hike! Beginning is muddy with running stream- beautiful pond - loved the ledge out cropping. Very little snow left.

Ben Thorne
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Ben Greeley
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HikingIcySnow

Nice winter hike!

Pamela Ludwig
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HikingSnow

Awesome winter hike with some scrambling; snowshoes were a big hit! The view of white capped Mt Washington was Majestic

Zane Dustin
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HikingIcyMuddy

A nice hike, but not the best conditions. Chose a warmer early winter day so the trail was a combination of wet, muddy foliage in places, and ice in others, making it difficult to find good traction. Definitely a place to come back to, and maybe even to do some light bouldering and scrambling.

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Shelly Trisch
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Hiking

All in all, easy with nice views. Dog friendly!!

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