Mount Zircon Trail

MODERATE 8 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 and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

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
1 month ago

We did this trail in April, when there was still quite a bit of snow on the mountain, which made the ascent pretty difficult, but it was our third mountain we’d hiked so it would be much easier now-especially in summer or fall! Views at the top were really great, so overall I’d say it’s not too difficult a hike. A bit hard to find the parking for this mountain though-even asked the locals and it took 2 stops and 4 people before we were finally pointed in the right direction. Overall a good hiking experience.

4 months ago

This hike is extremely boring and is gravel and dirt for the first 2.2 mile walk in to the actual trail. Poland springs has all of there signs up that say Please No Trespassing and they are EVERYWHERE! Just an unpleasant hike and wanted to save those who want something enjoyable to walk and hike on.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

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.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Friday, September 16, 2016