Pleasant Mountain via Southwest Ridge Trail

MODERATE 136 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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5 days ago

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12 days ago

Pleasant hike with lots of views near the top. There are many variations to increase or decrease the length of the hike based on time and energy available. It is a bit crowded though.

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12 days ago

Beautiful view from the top. Great place for dogs off leash. First half is harder than the first, so don’t get discouraged!

hiking
14 days ago

Such an amazing hike, well marked trails, beautiful views along the way up, barely anyone on the trail, so incredible!!!!

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1 month ago

Challenging hike. Lots of elevation. Great views.

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1 month ago

This was a fairly challenging hike. It was more difficult than what I was anticipating. There weren't any steps in the rocks so the footing wasn't as stable as when hiking trails in Colorado or even the Alps. We had to abandon the trail midway. Nice views for the section that we saw.

hiking
1 month ago

Compared to the Bald Peak Trail, this trail was more challenging in my opinion. Starts off with a steady incline, but the views are fantastic all the way up. Lots of bees at the top today but nice hike as always.

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1 month ago

Hiked this with my 3 and 7 year old. It took us several hours with lots of "chilling out," but the views and overlooks on the way made it fun and the kids really enjoyed the rock cairns. It was well marked and easy for the kids to lead.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very well marked trail with more than a few fantastic off shoots and vistas, nothing too far off the trail. Though this is rated Moderate, I definitely felt like I earned it the entire hike, up and down. Great trail with varied terrain as there are lots of ups and downs on both the ascent and descent. I was racing the sun and went out and back in 3 hours. It was my first solo hike in a new place and I didn't want to be on the mountain after dark, luckily there are some spots for a bit of trail running even as the light got dimmer. The view at the top is quite stunning.

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1 month ago

childhood favorite

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2 months ago