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Mount Tire'm is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waterford, Maine that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 577 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This short and rewarding hike climbs to the ledge top of Mount Tire'm with excellent views to the southeast over Bear Pond, Keoka and Long Lakes, and Pleasant Mountain. This hiking trail starts from an unmarked trailhead but is well-defined and easy to spot from Plummer Hill Road. The trail climbs steeply for 0.5 miles before reaching a rock ledge lookout over Keoka Lake. From here, the trail ascends more moderately for 0.1 miles and finally reaches the granite ledges of the summit. Despite trees, there are fantastic views that open up from the east to the south. A large glacial erratic, known as 'The Bear Cave' lies hidden within the trees behind the summit. A deep cleft runs through the boulder and there are small caves to explore.

bugs
2 days ago

Went at about 2pm in the afternoon today and the bugs were terrible I definetly reccomend bringing bugspray! The trail is steep but levels out on a few places making it an enjoyable hike. great views at the top and a cool rock structure a little past the summit. The cave was not to impressive but fun for kids!

hiking
3 days ago

This is a nice little trail with a super sweet view! Check out the little cave behind the summit.

hiking
17 days ago

Short and sweet hike with lovely views and plenty of room to set up a little picnic before heading back down to the trailhead.

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muddy
22 days ago

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muddy
26 days ago

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rocky
28 days ago

Nice little hike me and my son had a blast

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike, a little steep at first but our 5 yr old managed it fine. Large rock formation at the top was fun to explore and climb. Beautiful views.

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rocky
1 month ago

Fun trail! Practically straight up but with solid footing the whole way. Hiked with 3 kids aged 5, 9 and 12 all made it up easily. Down was actually harder because of all the dead leaves and pine needles but we made it and the views made it all worth it!

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snow
1 month ago

This is a great little trail. It can be fairly steep, but it’s a relatively short hike to the top. Also the trail I took up did not really have any parking at the bottom so I had to get creative. The views from the top were definitely worth the hike, and I would highly recommend it.

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muddy
1 month ago

Hiked April 6 on our honeymoon. Good incline at the beginning and muddy spots were avoidable. Beautiful view. Cool cave past the summit a bit.

1 month ago

We really enjoyed this little trail! It starts out as an incline so no easing into it. The kids (4&7) both did well and made it down and up themselves. There was a good view at the top and everyone had fun playing in and climbing the rock structure.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Great little trail! Definitely a good workout, but aside from the incline I would rate this as easy. There were a few muddy/potentially slick spots, but they can be easily avoided (went 4/4/20 so spring thaw time plus it was after recent rain). The trail goes on a little beyond the overlook area, but there isn't much to see (in terms of a view). The overlook view is really lovely and a great place to rest. Might be a good snowshoe trail, but some places have a sharp enough incline or require a bit of a step up which might be a little difficult. There is a nice little brook you cross over a few times. I totally missed the cave, but would go back again and pay more attention! I only wish the parking situation was a little better, it's just side of the road by the trail and there isn't much of a shoulder/the shoulder is very silty and eroding in some places.

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muddy
1 month ago

Really fun trail! Gets your heart going and wonderful views at the top, plus a little cave. I will defiantly be back!

hiking
3 months ago

Went up and down the back side and then back up and down again! Leila was frozen so we hiked across to finish up!!

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snow
3 months ago

Fantastic views from top!

hiking
6 months ago

11/2/19 if looking for a short but rewarding workout, this is the one for you! Trail is not mark, but well warn and easy to follow!

hiking
9 months ago

Great but harder than you’d think. The first half is very steep, the second half is steep. Worth it though. Note: GPS took us to Pine Tree Road, but the trail starts on Plummer Hill Rd, next left after Pine Tree.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a wonderful hike ! The first half is a strenuous, steep ascent. The second half is a moderate climb to the peak with beautiful views of Bear Pond, Keoka Lake, Crystal Lake & Long Lake. The boulders and small walk through cave are fun. They can be found by walking approximately 200 yards past the peak by following a trail that turns to the right.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked it with a 10 year old, eight year old, and a 1 month old. Great payoff with views, cool rocks to climb, and lots of blueberries. Bugs were annoying around the base, but we were going slow.

hiking
9 months ago

Fun trail and great climb. The “cave” underwhelmed but the views were worth it!

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10 months ago

Nice steep trail with awesome views and some cool rock features at top past summit.

11 months ago

Easy hike with a rewarding view of the area. Worthwhile!

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bugs
Sat May 25 2019

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Mon May 06 2019

A very nice short hike with a pleasant summit and a nice view. The trailhead easy to find (there is a sign just a few feet into the woods from the pulloff by the side of the road) and the trail is easy to follow. Don't miss the big boulders in the woods about 250 feet north of the viewpoint. Despite all the rain recently, the trail is remarkably dry right now.

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snow
Thu Mar 14 2019

The trail was nicely packed, so snowshoes were not needed. A breeze up and down with spikes. Lovely to feel the sun getting warmer.

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