Whitecap Mountain

HARD 5 reviews

Whitecap Mountain is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rumford, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,578 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

wildlife

rocky

hiking
8 days ago

Definitely a worthwhile hike! 360 views of mountains including Washington at the top. I would rate this as moderate rather than hard. The first half was a pretty steady and steep-ish incline but it evened out towards the top. The last stretch approaching the peak was even steeper but nothing that an amateur couldn’t handle with some breaks. I will say that the trail was a little unclear closer to the end - part of the trail shown on the map above was shut down and there was a detour. It also appeared that the blazes for all of the trails were the same color so it’s easy to get lost if you don’t pay close attention! We originally planned on taking the Orange/Red Trail up and the Starr Trail down but decided to backtrack instead with worry of going off in the wrong direction. The first mile and a half or so of the hike was wooded but it came out of the trees after that. Couldn’t complain about the blueberries at the top either :)

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Thursday, July 09, 2015