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Tumbledown Brook Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Weld, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 1,840 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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This trail leads to Crater Lake, also known as Tumbledown Pond.

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Reviews (206)
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Recordings (131)
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Sarah B.
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HikingGreat!

beautiful and not many people when we went but litter is becoming a problem.

Lindsey LaForge
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Hiking
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April Blair
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HikingRockyScramble
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Kelley Dow
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Hiking

Did the trail with my two boys 9 and newly 8 year old....the elder did great, the younger found it difficult. All bets were off once we reached the lake and went swimming!!!

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Julie Bartlett
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

I would say this trail is definitely on the more challenging end of the “moderate” spectrum. Lots of rock climbing and steep grades. Several small brook crossings with slippery rocks. Things I would not recommend going WITHOUT: - Good Gripping Hiking Boots with Ankle Support - Waterproof boots are helpful. After it rains the trail is basically walking up a stream in parts. - ALLTHEBUGSPRAY All that said...THIS IS MY FAVORITE HIKE IN MAINE...so far! Challenging but achievable and the pond at the end is the ultimate pay off. Plenty of small kids and dogs on this trail.

Erin Kelly
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HikingFloodedMuddyScramble

The trail was super muddy and wet (granted we just had tons of rain), at some points the entire trail was mud or steaming water down the trail. Rocky scrambles were slick and going down was challenging with slippery rocks. Definitely hiking boots, not sneakers.

John Burst
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HikingGreat!MuddyRockyScramble

A fun trail that was a bit harder than I anticipated. Much of the way up you are hiking in a rocky creek bed with shallow water running off the mountain, so take that into consideration when wearing shoes...my hiking boots were fine, but it would have been a pain in sneakers. Reached the pond around 4:30...few people there. Amazing views and a few beautiful varieties of wildflowers. View of another lake from the boulders. An amazing hike. When I left to go back down at 5:30, I had spent about 20-30 minutes on top alone with no other hikers. An amazing, serene time!

Micheal Trottier
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HikingBugsScramble

Great hike. The refreshing swim at the top is amazing.

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Brian Tumbledown
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Hiking

Awesome trail took brook trail to Tumbledown summit around the back of the pond to the Parker ridge trail. Married on the mountain and took our daughter!

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Emily Anderson
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble
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Tyler Leskowsky
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HikingBlowdownMuddyRockyScramble
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kelsey bickford
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

Definitely don’t do brook trail if you don’t have decent hiking shoes that go up to your ankles because it’s too damn rocky you’ll break an ankle. Do Parker ridge instead. Tip: bring a water filter so you can take from the pond instead of carrying all your water

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