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This is a great, easy trail. One of our favorite places to hike.

I consider this to be one of the 10 best hikes in all of New England. I don't think there's another mountain in this part of the world that offers such amazing views of itself as Tumbledown. It is true that part of this trail is not well marked. The section that runs from the summit of Little Jackson down to the north peak of Tumbledown is not markes because it is not official and is not maintained. It is much more than a bushwack, but can be follow once you've found it.

There a review here that says not to bring a dog. This is not accurate. The "Loop Trail" is not dog friendly (although it is not actually a loop, while this trail is a loop, which is likely the source of confusion.) I had my dog with me and had a blast.

This is a difficult trail due to its length, verticle gains and losses, and navigation. I cannot recommend it to someone who is not a comfortable hike AND familiar with the mountain already.

5 days ago

We did this one in the fall as well, and it really is more easy than moderate. Snowshoes weren’t really necessary, because it is a snowmobile trail, and nicely packed. A couple of snowmobiles went by as we hiked, we simply stepped to the side and let them pass. I personally did not feel this took away from the hike in anyway. It is nearly mid March so the snow was on the softer side. I would recommend crampons, or any sort of traction device for the push up near the summit, it is not steep really, but still for safety, a good idea.

Alright trail.

on The Roost Trail

7 days ago

Snowshoeing made a trail in and out. No one had been on it since the storm so it was a little rough breaking trail but good work out and fun group. Very Icy in parts but made it to the top to see a small pretty view. Very windy and snow was blowing off the tree and coming down.

Awesome short hike. Went in March, so the trail was completely covered in ice and snow. The waterfalls and river frozen over made for an incredible sight. We were lucky that snowshoe tracks made navigating the trail less slippery, but there are plenty of trees along the route to grab on to when balance feels precarious. If you’ve never seen the trail in winter, it is definitely worthwhile!

Really cool trail close to home. Old foundations, waterfall, beaver pond. And a large balancing rock. Trail marked (white ) after pond.

Great views for such a short hike.

Love the Northern Loop & Boundary trails. Varied forests & beautiful trails.

Kasey Marsters


13 days ago

I have done this walk many times over the years. The trail passes over family land. Love the river.

love the rail trail

We've gone there twice from the north entrance. Once hiking and once snow shoeing. Both times we had the picnic table at the field to ourselves. Nice to have an outhouse at the beginning and at the field.

I drove that stretch of road twice with my daughter on Mountain Ave between College and Main. The only place that wasn't a house or driveway head no trespassing signs. It was a waste of time to look for it.

20 days ago

I hiked this mountain in the winter with a group - the Northwoods Wellness Collective. We had hikers of all ages with us, kids as low as 11 and adults as high as late 60s! We parked at the dock and walked across a frozen Moosehead Lake to the trail. There's a nice spot near the summit for views, and I highly recommend heading up the fire tower for epic views.

Did this hike with snow and ice on the ground but the trail was well packed down. I wore ice cleats and I’m glad I did as there were several steep sections where it was slick ice. There were some steep inclines where I felt very winded but overall a moderate hike. Well marked trails and gorgeous views at the ledges.

trail running
24 days ago

Love that they have added the Ledges Trail. If you want good workout, do the Tower Trail - Ledges Trail - Blueberry Trail loop. Now that the snow is melting, my Yaktrax worked ok. No need for snowshoes. Pisgah is also very dog friendly:)

24 days ago

The South Face Loop is VERY challenging in snow shoes for a newbie!
I will return!

fun trails, cool landmarks. slightly hard to find

Well marked and easy to traverse, but every dog was off-leash, which made it hard to walk with my 3 year old. He kept getting knocked over by excited puppies. The trail was to supposed to be a leashed area, so we weren’t expecting that.

The views were spectacular! My husband and I had already done quite a bit of hiking this day (including the Beehive Trail) so this was very physically demanding. He asked, "Do our fitbit steps still count if we dragged ourselves off the mountain?" Lol. We did the South Ridge Trail and after reaching the summit we turned around and came back out the way we went in.

Short hike with one steep area, we brought snowshoes but left them in the car. Trail is well marked, parking lot is not plowed.

great view of the town of Camden at the top of Battie.

26 days ago

Went after fresh snow with solid ice underneath the powder which made it slippery at times, but a pretty easy stroll to the top. The history of the hut at top is neat and good views of the ocean.

Very scenic, my dog had no issues on the walk, found a sea urchin shell. The lighthouse itself was underwhelming but the walk itself was worth it.

nature trips
26 days ago

Beautiful place completely ruined by inconsiderate dog owners. You can’t look around at the beautiful surroundings because of all the dog poop everywhere, unless you don’t mind stepping in it. Gorgeous place to walk turned into a dog park.

Great trail! Awesome view of the lake and Mt.Washington

Feel a bit mixed about this spot but overall the stars are for the actual trails - maintenance, scenery and diversity (some rocky spots and other fun, fast stretches great for woods running).

It is adjacent to the local landfill but the only ‘challenge’ this poses is one’s personal issue with its proximity. I didn’t notice until I heard the thousand gulls and crows as I ran over a knoll.
Otherwise you’d never know it. I do wonder how this effects the bodies of water that surround this area. It must. Something to keep in mind before letting your dog take a drink here!

Most notably....there are many, many trail intersects that are not marked and it is NOT straight forward as to which is which and who goes where. Others are very well indicated. So go and enjoy, but pay attention.

There are many nice little ID tags for the local flora along the routes ~ lovely that they did this.

And lastly...while I recommend this nice little network of Trails (great for fast, technical runs or just some meditative, Nature appreciation) and so loved visiting with my own pup, please please please Dog Parents...pick up after your pets! It was so sad to see the many ‘piles’ left behind by irresponsible people, even ON the trails:(

LOVE this moderate hike, have done it many times with my kids as they grew. Endless granite ledges at the top carpeted with blueberry bushes. The locals come up here with blueberry rakes in mid-August. Views are staggering. I have seldom found so great a payoff and never with such an easy climb. My all-time favorite hike.

1 month ago

Good trail, will keep it in mind for summer runs. Hard to follow at points - very clearly marked sometimes, but be careful not to venture too far north particularly on snowmobile trails and get off track

Pretty easy hike, dirt road out to trail is pure ice this time of year

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