Mount Zircon Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Mount Zircon Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Peru, Maine that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

The trailhead sign is easily missed when driving on the S Rumford Road so keep an eye out for it set back a bit from the road. The path starts off on an old gravel road with a steady incline. About 2 miles into the trail there is a left turn at the Mount Zircon Trail sign to climb up a narrow footpath to the summit. The views are expansive and the White Mountains can be see in the distance on a clear day. The wind turbines on Spruce Mountain are also easily seen from this mountain top.

hiking
2 months ago

Most of the walk in is on a gravel road that gently meanders uphill. When you turn off onto the trail the climb intensifies and most of your elevation gain happens in this last half mile. Once on top the views are great and you can see several different wind power projects, a knocked over fire tower, and the Whites.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
11 months ago