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Dixmont, Maine Map
private property
5 months ago

There's private property on the way up - currently at the start of 2019 theres a tree down in the way up so you hyave to walk the road leading to the top which adds a mile or so.

The fire tower is gone but is a good end point/turn around for the hike (see image related to trail, but it’s the only spot on the trail that clears out where you can see the sky). The Hike takes place from the for-mentioned house & barn area. The house appears to be a shooting range (I suspect a local shooting club) and Does not appear to be used very frequently. As for trail, the conditions are good footing. Dry and not overgrown at all. Very easy ascent and descent. During the trail hike, you pass an abandoned hut used when the fire tower was utilized. Looks very spooky in the dimly lit forest area. No views of the horizon or landscape but good for a nice relaxing walk in the woods. Just after the cement anchor for the former tower is a nice little spring fed well on the left. However, the conditions were very dry and the actual spring was nearly dried up during our visit.

Mon Jul 31 2017

The trail I followed from this app starts at the end of "Forest Lane," where it feels you're in someone's front yard because there's a home on one side and brand new garage slab on the other. If this track isn't the trail (I saw no blazes or Trail Head) someone should comment where it is. It's certainly a trail but feels like you're on private property. The fire tower is gone

Sat May 26 2012

Very easy unevenful hike. No vistas. Lots of little cabins along the way. Nice to be out in the woods just the same. Good for a lesiurely afternoon hike. Road off ME-7/Moosehead Trail is maked with a small dark sign "Forest Road."

Fri Jun 17 2011

My wife and I hiked this trail a few years back. I would suggest parking on Rt. 7. You will need to watch carefully for the trailhead. The trail is basically a jeep road to the summit. Not many views from the summit. The other reviewer is correct that the old fire tower was not in good repair; it is blocked off and probably unsafe to climb. I have read a report that says the tower has since been taken down. It was an unusual wooden tower. The trail is very popular with ATV riders. It would be easy enough to hike with kids.

Sun Sep 02 2018