Pleasant Mountain via Southwest Ridge Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews

Pleasant Mountain via Southwest Ridge Trail is a 5.4 mile out and back trail located near Denmark, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2057 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

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I like this trail
because it's close to home and you get a cell phone signal thru most of the hike, in case of emergency.

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1 month ago

Southwest trail has beautiful views and nature on the way up, but quite a,long hike. Be prepared. I didn't have enough water, but a group of generous hikers helped me and my dog out with water. The summit is worth the hike!!

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1 month ago

Really fun hike, wonderful views the whole time up. A lot of people were stopping at the Southwest Summit but we went to the main summit and great views of the white mountains. Also a really cool fire tower at the top, but unfortunately is boarded up .

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1 month ago

Great trail with some beautiful vistas along the way to the summit.

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1 month ago

Great hike, hiked it with my dog and saw a couple other pups making the trek. So many incredible views the entire way up. Would highly recommend. Actual distance differed from the 5.4 miles listed. I tracked it as 2.85 miles each way.

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2 months ago

Great hike with a valley vista almost every 3/4 of a mile. It's about 2 miles to the first summit, then another mile to the "main summit" that has a sweeping view of the White Mountains including Mt Washington. On may 21, there were lots of ticks, flys, and mosquitos. Especially in the late afternoon! Round trip it took us about 6 hours. And we are slow hikers

Took this hike all the way to the summit. great hike. steep at the beginning. great lookouts and views