Raymond Community Forest

MODERATE 20 reviews

Raymond Community Forest is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Crescent Lake, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
639 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

The Raymond Community Forest is 356 acres of land in North Raymond located on Conesca Road, including much of Pismire Mountain and a large forested parcel beside Crescent Lake. It includes a parking area on Conesca Road; hiking trails leading to the cliffs of Pismire Mountain and low-impact multi-use trails in the lower forest for walking, hiking, cross country skiing/snowshoeing and mountain biking; and continuation of enjoying the view from Pismire Mountain. Loon Echo constructed three trails: • 1-mile multi-use trail at the base of Pismire Mountain; • 0.7-mile trail that reaches the Pismire cliff; and • Summit trail that circles the height of the property.

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1 month ago

Decent hike, not much to look at. But has an exceptional view of the nearby lake.

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I'd go back again, especially since it's so close to home and it's a nice hike with the extra loops for more walking. I found the mountain part a bit steep but great!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

I only did the loop trail yesterday, but the scenery was still beautiful. Nice for an easy, leisurely stroll. I didn't see any wild animals during my trek, but I definitely heard them, as this path takes you quite deep into the woods. The trail was very clear, well maintained and marked, and easy to follow. I will have to come back again and try the summit trail for a more challenging hike.

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3 months ago

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5 months ago

snowshoeing
5 months ago

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6 months ago

Still plenty of snow on the trail packed enough to only need microspikes. 28 degrees with a 30 knot wind.

hiking
6 months ago

first time at this newly constructed area hike. great trails! will become a regular go to trek.

hiking
6 months ago

good time. quick hike. well marked.

snowshoeing
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The hike up Pismire Bluff is a great hike with the added loop trail at the top called the Highland Loop. The view alone is worth the trek. I hiked this after an 6" snowfall and spikes were very helpful.

hiking
9 months ago