Peary Mountain

EASY 24 reviews

Peary Mountain is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brownfield, Maine that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
492 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

forest

views

This is an out-and-back hike to two peaks of Peary Mountain from which there are outstanding views within Maine as well as to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike! Poorly marked. Make sure once at the top you don’t miss the panoramic views to the right. It’s confusing because once you get to the peak, you see a small view which is straight ahead. If you look to the right, there’s a narrow path. Be sure to take that path. Breathtaking views await you. There’s even a rock bench to sit and take in the beauty. Views of Lovell Pond, Mt. Washington, Eastern Slopes airport and so much more.

hiking
1 month ago

Though the trail has been logged nearby it is well marked if you follow signs and orange plastic ties on trees show which way to go in the lugged areas. An orange tie on a tree with rocks at the bottom of the tree is the marker for the final turn up the small mountain. At The cairn at the top go right for northern views and the stone bench. Then retrace steps to cairn, descend a bit on the trail and go in the other direction on the ridge through grassy areas with cairns indicating the trail for the true summit. This has gorgeous views of Kezar Lake, mt. Sabattus behind it and Brownfield Bog. Worthy shorter hike with great views that was empty on a Saturday afternoon in September. Park in lot before bridge over Little Saco River and cross road to trail with a gate you step over. Good apples for sale at a farm at beginning of farnsworth road by 113.

1 month ago

The hardest part of this trail, was the trail markings. Apart from that, a huge payoff for a real easy hike. A bit of a scramble near the top, but really at the very top, and only a couple of hundred yards. Big time view for a peak under 800 ft, great family hike

1 month ago

be aware that this trail is NOT well marked! there is a parking lot and sign for peary mtn, but the start of the trail is across the street. we ended up on the wrong trail initially, but thankfully someone posted on here that the trail does indeed start across the street. keep your eyes peeled throughout the trail for arrows, signs and ribbons pointing you to the right trail as it gets confusing as to which trail is a logging trail and which is the hiking trail. beautiful view at the top! great for all skill levels if you take your time. would label this as an easier "moderate" hike. happy trails!

hiking
1 month ago

Do to logging the trail is in need of markings as the trail is difficult to follow. The view is very good and merits the hike.

1 month ago

trail is a mess from logging, but don't let that deter you. view at the top is worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is quite near home with a good view. The trail I take has not been logged that is by Knox Mt.

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Sorry that the trail has been logged. I did it a couple of times last year 2016.

4 months ago

4 months ago

We have hiked this trail many times and it has always been great. We decided to hike again this Memorial Day weekend and we're unfortunately disappointed. They are logging in the area and the entire trail almost all the way up is ruined. We got lost a few times and had to cut through the woods to get back on the "trail" because it is almost unrecognizable due to the logging. There are big ruts from the trucks and mud and standing water everywhere. We almost turned around but knew how nice the view is at the top so decided to keep going. Normally I would say this is great trail for kids but not so much anymore. Definitely disappointed as this was one of our favorites in the area. Hopefully whatever they are doing will be to eventually fix the trail.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice views, easy hike. Great place to relax.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Trailhead not marked well & trail itself not too well marked but very easy if you take the right path. Great views!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

I was looking for a short hike that was not hard to find. A little tricky to find the start of the hike. Sign in the parking lot across the street Just a tree farm sign and gate at the entrance so I guessed right that this was it. Easy hike thru logging road then snow machine trail then finally a sign on tree pointing to the last part of the hike. Flagged tree directs you to the summit. Excellent views. Best bang for a 30 minute one way hike I've ever been on. Going to bring a book and relax awhile next time.

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

The directions did not take me to the correct location. Its on farnsworth road. Trail is a bit hard to see when you first get there. Its on the opposite side of the road from where you park. I posted a picture of my car with the entrance to the right on the other side of the road. Once you find the trail it is well marked and a nice trail with a pretty view.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Short, easy hike with beautiful views at the summit. Great for kids as well. Will definitely do again!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Typo..parking lot is on the rt, trailhead is on the left...sorry.

hiking
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nice hike, not overlong with good views, fairly easy incline. Parking lot is on Farnsworth Rd, on left just before Little Saco River...trail head on right about 50' from lot. After about a 1/2 mile or so (just guessing) look for a stone firepit & 2 makeshift stone benches on your right...youll want to take a left here. After taking the left, I took the immediate right (about 100' after turning left) up a fairly well defined foot trail...this took me up to the "south summit" which had the best views...which were outstanding. If youd prefer to save the best views until last, then instead of taking the immediate right that I did...proceed straight after turning left at the firepit/etc and take the 2nd right...(if you dont turn rt here ive been told its private property & they dont want you there.) In short time youll come to a fork, bear left to get to the relatively bland "main summit" with view of Mt Tom & the back of Pleasant Mountain...retrace your steps back to the fork but continue straight to the summit with the best views!

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Marvelous hike! Plenty of views atop the summit.