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Harris Mountain Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dixmont, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 262 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly


Mountain biking

Nature trips


Bird watching




Wild flowers


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Getting There

As of 5/23/19, there is a downed tree on the path and hikers will need to detour onto the road adding a mile or so to your overall route. Old Fire Tower, views of surrounding area in fall, good hike to take your dog After parking, the trail is more like a washed out jeep trail than a foot path. Its a gradual uphill hike to a landing that provides a good view of fall foliage. The trail takes a left hand turn and gets suddenly steeper but not terribly difficult. Has you near the top it levels out and an old fire tower is located at the top. The fire tower is in a severe state of disrepair (at the time the photos were taken it was in much better condition than as of late) and is quite dangerous to climb. There is not any real interesting views except in the fall the foliage is quite nice. No views from the top except by means of the tower. This is a nice place to take the dog for a walk, or for a good work out on a bike, with a fast downhill run (wear a helmet!).

From Waterville, ME take Rt-139 east towards Unity. At blinking light in Unity turn left onto Rt-202/9 At Dixmont (blinking light) turn right onto Rt-7 Turn right onto Fire tower Rd. (unpaved road) Park when road conditions don't allow you to continue

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David Morrison
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Mountain bikingBugsOver grownRocky

it is on somebody's property but I spoke with them and there is an actual Trailhead just passed their yard

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Derek R. Ginn
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HikingBugsMuddyPrivate property

There's private property on the way up - currently at the start of 2019 theres a tree down in the way up so you hyave to walk the road leading to the top which adds a mile or so.

Peak Bagger
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The fire tower is gone but is a good end point/turn around for the hike (see image related to trail, but it’s the only spot on the trail that clears out where you can see the sky). The Hike takes place from the for-mentioned house & barn area. The house appears to be a shooting range (I suspect a local shooting club) and Does not appear to be used very frequently. As for trail, the conditions are good footing. Dry and not overgrown at all. Very easy ascent and descent. During the trail hike, you pass an abandoned hut used when the fire tower was utilized. Looks very spooky in the dimly lit forest area. No views of the horizon or landscape but good for a nice relaxing walk in the woods. Just after the cement anchor for the former tower is a nice little spring fed well on the left. However, the conditions were very dry and the actual spring was nearly dried up during our visit.

Zeb Pike
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The trail I followed from this app starts at the end of "Forest Lane," where it feels you're in someone's front yard because there's a home on one side and brand new garage slab on the other. If this track isn't the trail (I saw no blazes or Trail Head) someone should comment where it is. It's certainly a trail but feels like you're on private property. The fire tower is gone

Neil Ruthven
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Very easy unevenful hike. No vistas. Lots of little cabins along the way. Nice to be out in the woods just the same. Good for a lesiurely afternoon hike. Road off ME-7/Moosehead Trail is maked with a small dark sign "Forest Road."

Jim Melcher
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My wife and I hiked this trail a few years back. I would suggest parking on Rt. 7. You will need to watch carefully for the trailhead. The trail is basically a jeep road to the summit. Not many views from the summit. The other reviewer is correct that the old fire tower was not in good repair; it is blocked off and probably unsafe to climb. I have read a report that says the tower has since been taken down. It was an unusual wooden tower. The trail is very popular with ATV riders. It would be easy enough to hike with kids.

John Bilowith
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