Great hike, moderate, not difficult as steep sections are short and flatten out, climb is gradual, but last 20 minutes is a little workout, views are amazing! Panoramic at the top. Lean to and tubs were fun to checkout too. Kids and I really enjoyed this one. We'll try the Bigelow Peaks next year!

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rocky
8 hours ago

From the perspective of an RC trail/ rockcrawler.. First mile of the trail is vanilla at best, flat trail and small easy rocks. The final half mile of the trail provides some fun rocks and obstacles to climb. The summit has desent ledge and rock formation for multiple lines of varying difficulty. I would grade the trail as a moderate 1.55 to 1.9 tire sized adventure with good photo opportunities at the summit.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
14 hours ago

Awesome trail just so many stairs! Not buggy at all even on a humid & rainy day.

Just hiked Bond Mountain after not being back for a few years. Hike is enough to get your heart going! A steady incline is a bit steep in areas and has recent washout. Incline as in 400 to 700 ft at lookout point. Trail is nicely marked now with yellow blazes. Lookout trail is marked by red blazes and is on the left. The main trailer will take you past Captain Bond home foundations as well as the old mine. Summit has decent views since it's a bit overgrown as well as Robert Winn's burial plot. Not a long hike but a good one for cardio!

This trail is 14.5 miles and the last 5 are on a dirt road - did not expect that! Everything up to the road was wonderful. I though we would be walking with views of the lake at the end but that wasn’t the case - but really everything else was amazing!

This trail is listed as “moderate” and it may be so for more experienced mountain hikers, but for the less experienced like myself, it was hard for me. Lots of rocks and boulders, pretty much straight up (and down) with the exception of a small portion that had a more “walk in the woods” feel (that was actually a nice respite). I found myself having to stop more than I typically do but I am used to state parks that are more sea level with some elevation changes, so it wasn’t a surprise that I had to stop and catch my breath a few times. I’m also over 50 and fit for my age (working on my endurance too!). This was definitely a challenge BUT one I would highly recommend. Views at various points were worth it and the summit - spectacular! If you are less experienced at mountain trails like myself, just take it slow, stop when you need to, and take in all the views as you can. It was worth the hike.

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bugs
muddy
1 day ago

Enjoyable hike. Lots of shade. Took black trail to red trail to view nice little waterfall.

hiking
1 day ago

Short sweet. And nice spot to swim

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muddy
1 day ago

Trail was okay but some places in the woods need some serious tending to, whether it’s because of downed trees or places where there should be a bridge. There seem to be lots of possible little loops within the trail, which is great, but they are not marked and it’s therefore very easy to get turned around.

Trail is amazing it’s not that big of a hike and it has amazing views along the way and especially at the tower at the top. If you want to do the eyebrow trail I highly recommend you go up it not down it.

Nice hiking mostly up and down elevation. Well shaded under tree canopies, but mildly buggy. Views from Lapham and Bucks are great and well worth the effort. Trails are well marked, easy to follow. Agree with other reviewers it’s better to turn back after Bucks ledge. last 40 min of loop is private road and Main road, so not really scenic.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Great short hiking trail with beautiful view of the falls

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over grown
2 days ago

So finding the entrance wasn’t hard. Trail initially was obvious and then it just stopped and I found myself attached to my trail map on my cell. It was still beautiful and my dogs and I had fun but I can’t give it more than 2 stars because the trail is not marked or obvious. I am super glad I pinned my car on google maps because I eventually had to use that, I laughed when I got there because I had totally derailed a bit from the way I went in. The stream is great definitely a highlight for us. If I go back I’d go just for the section that is clear which is only .5 if that.

The trail itself is alright, but BEWARE!! My dog stepped in some kind of tar or sticky old motor oil somewhere on this trail. It’s been a nightmare trying to get it off. My carpets are ruined, and my dog is sad. Wtf!

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2 days ago

7/6/20 Hiked Fire warden Trail and found it exactly as described. Moderate is correct and mostly in shade. Bugs minimal and view from summit worth the climb. Rocks are slippery when damp-use caution when traversing paths.

The trail is dedicated to Sam Ristich known locally as the “mushroom guru.” I did not see any mushrooms unfortunately. From the municipal parking lot you’ll follow a gravel path cross a road and pick the trail up behind a community compost shed. From there the trail meanders through a forest ravaged by blown downs and selective timber harvesting. I didn’t feel like I was walking through a forest but past the bones of progress. The tail end of the trail threads between ravines some may have been used as city dumps as one is filled with rusted refrigerators, tires and beer cans. There are vernal pools that save this trail some grace but it is an anti climatic end.

7/3: Did this one solo. Great hike to the Crockers. Was a little sketchy from South Crocker to Redington, but keep your eye out for the colored ribbons and you’ll be fine. Had to bushwhack a little. Ended up taking the long way back as shown in this map. Keep an eye out for moose! I scared one hiding in the thick bushes/trees.

Did this Saturday, 7/4/20. Crockers were steep in spots but a nice climb overall. We used the Maine Mountain Guide to find and follow Redington and found it to be helpful. Redington is not a maintained trail so it was much narrower with some bushwhacking and blowdowns, but we knew this going in and were able to enjoy the more untouched looking forest and just how quiet and peaceful it was. We opted for the loop route back (shown on this map) and followed it no problem. It was easier because it was downhill the whole way and not flatter, but it is longer than going back up to South Crocker and then down from there. We didn’t mind adding the length and saving my knees! The old logging roads offered little sun protection, so plan accordingly!

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muddy
2 days ago

Great trail-would be awesome to mountain bike it gets pretty narrow in some spots so beware of upcoming bikers or walkers well maintained and well marked

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