Tumbledown Pond via Parker Ridge Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Phillips, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,850 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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One of several ways to enjoy Tumbledown, the Parker Ridge loop offers a less-trafficked route up, and unbeatable views of the Tumbledown pond and summit as you cross Parker Ridge. Descending via the Brook Trail allows you to do this as a loop, rather than an out-and-back.

2 months ago

Excellent alternative to brook trail.

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4 months ago

Quite possibly my favorite hiking route in Maine, though there are several good options for appreciating Tumbledown! I like this route, using the Little Jackson Connector and the Parker Ridge Trail to ascend to the pond, because it's a much (much!) less-trafficked route than going up the Brook Trail. (Tumbledown is one of the more popular hiking destinations in Maine. It also allows you to do a longer hike and make a loop out of it. Plus, and this is the real highlight, the view of the Tumbledown summit and pond as you cross Parker Ridge are unbeatable. I do this route at least once a season, and it's equally spectacular in the summer or the fall. This isn't necessarily a good route for a novice, but if I have visitors from away who are competent on a trail, this is where I take them to wow them.

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