DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,582 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

1 month ago

I did this as a two-day backpacking trip with an overnight at Unknown Pond in early July. I went up Bunnell Notch and down Mill Brook Trail. Going up the trail was moderately difficult and well-maintained. From Unknown Pond out, however, the trail was in only fair condition with many blow downs and waist-high vegetation. The trail does not offer much scenery; the side trip to Roger’s Ledge offered the best (180-degree) views by far. The little pond a couple miles east of Unknown Pond was a wonderful surprise. With the sun rising and all the birds in top voice, that was what I came to find.