North and South Peaks Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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North and South Peaks Loop is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Presque Isle, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
905 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

lake

views

hiking
11 months ago

This was a great hike with some incredible views. There is two different ways to get to the peaks. One is called the Notch Trail, it is a gentle and gradual climb to the Ridge Trail. I took the South Peak Trail up. I have a German Shepherd and he did very well but that being said this is a very steep trail. There are several areas where you are climbing. It is relatively easy if you have had experience with it. The views are amazing at both peaks. There is a cell tower by the south peak. The Ridge Trail is between the South and North Peak trails. The North Peak trail is where I went back through. This trail is also steep but fairly easy to navigate with experience on those types of trails. It mellows out as you come down. Overall it was a fantastic hike with wonderful views. The dog loved it. I would recommend only bringing a dog up the South Peak if it has gone on hikes like this before.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Nice lake. Trail is well-marked. While it has some significant elevations initially, it branches into options for even more stringent elevation or relatively easy passage. My Mastiff is elderly, so at the split we chose the easier trail. Very pleasant. Take bug repellent.

hiking
Monday, November 16, 2015

Great trail! Scenic views, beautiful.

hiking
Wednesday, July 16, 2014