Explore the most popular forest trails near Lovell with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Had trouble at the top with being very steep for me but I totally loved the workout and would do again.

Nice hike, very pretty pool. With all the rain last night there was a lot of mud in spots.

Great hike...kids loved swimming in Rattlesnake Pool.

This was a really pretty trail. Well marked trail with flower/plant photos. There are areas that are steep so having a trekking pole is helpful if you tend to have some unsteadiness. Really is for different skill levels. My husband and my 2 teenage boys and 8 year old all made it challenging for themselves.

Backpacked up with the husband and teen. Explored the Slides first- which were gorgeous!!!Then headed up the very aptly named Blueberry Ridge where we stopped for a lunch break with a beautiful view. Then came the tougher climb over the shoulder of Ames to the top of Speckled Mtn. Found a great tent site and there was a little fresh water in the spring, but after the recent drought it was nearly dry. Hopefully this week’s predicted rain fall will refill it. More beautiful views at the top and had a great night. Came down via Bickford Brook trail. All in all- 7 hours to climb up (including detour to play in the Slides, lunch and berry-picking) - 2.5 hours to hike out!

Pretty trail, varied terrain. Rattlesnake pool is awesome, though definitely not a secret. White cairn is very steep. Great view at the summit. Dog friendly. Took us about 4.5 hours, including a long visit at the pool and a long lunch at the summit.

Very nice hike! Terrific views, even though we had hiked up in cloud cover. Recommend going up clockwise and enjoy the views on the way down. Note... take care coming down Blue berry ridge trail if it is wet out as the rocks are very slippery. Doable. Just much slower when wet. Lots of wild flowers so slow down and take a moment to take a pic or two! Completed June 6, 2018.

It was difficult with the snow cover, but incredibly beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

FANTASTIC hike!!! moderate but totally doable for even a beginner. it does get steep towards the top, just take your time. the rattlesnake pool and gorge are worth a stop - so majestic and beautiful! the view from the top is one of the best. warning: the trails are NOT well marked. if it wasn’t for this app and a hiker we passed, we would have been plenty lost. the lookout at the top was almost impossible to find. thinking it may be easier to navigate when all the snow melts. the trails were very slippery - lots of wet leaves - just be careful. our pup loved this hike! happy trails!

hiking
8 months ago

We went up Sabbatus mountain on Veteran’s Day. Leaves down and a bit slippery on a few icy spots and with leaves. There is a sheer cliff on top so use care with kids. Dogs should be on a leash at top. Westerly views but trees on summit are growing in.

9 months ago

Went in after a lot of rain and water level in Bicknell brook was high. Missed the trail to Blueberry because we were upstream a bit for an easier crossing. Also were areas where it was difficult to tell if we were on the tea or just if it was where water was running. Until you get on the ridge there are very few trail markers. Ones that were there just said trail. Other than that issue not is a fantastic hike. Views from the top of Speckled are phenominal

The flume and the pool made the hike worth it. - definitely worth checking out. Not much of a summit view. Trail not really well marked in areas. The footing was good. Was not a difficult trail. Dogs loved it.

backpacking
9 months ago

Typically spectacular Evans Notch hike. First hiked on September 1, 1991, with parents using Blueberry Ridge Trail from Brickett Place lot to top of Speckled Mountain. Took about 5 hours. Cleared tent space in trees with fire rings. Last hiked on July 8, 2006, and was a lot tougher going up Blueberry Ridge Trail than I remembered (aging is a bitch). Ran out of water earlier and expected springs were dry. Tented at the top. Hike down Bickford Brook Trial was easy with nice river stops.

best view out of all the easy to moderate hikes in the area! it is a nice incline the entire trail but completely doable for beginners if you take your time! the trail can get a little confusing - just make sure to follow yellow marks on trees! happy trails!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike for kids and people who like a short hike with great reward. The views are really nice and the benches at the top are great. I took the trail to the right after losing the trail when I attempted to hike starting out going left, I had to back track and take the trail to the right.

I loved everything about this trail! It has awesome plants, interesting geology, and it's a good workout! Once at the top, you are rewarded with stunning views and even cooler plant communities to explore. Especially awesome is the alpine peat bog with all of it's cool little plants.

Great hike for the family!

Wildflowers were abundant! Easy walking. Short trip to rattlesnake gorge and pool highly recommend. Clearest water you've ever seen!!

hiking
11 months ago

I went up Bickford Brook trail and barely broke a sweat on it, very gradual. Blueberry Ridge on the way down, killed my knees, but seeing the views from the front was awesome and absolutely beautiful. It rained the night/day before and a lot was still wet and slippery even in the early afternoon. If you want more cardio, go up Blueberry, if you dont want to miss a view, go down it haha.

This mountain kicked my butt!!! It took us 2.5 hours to get to the top, but the views are beautiful. Remember bug spray!!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, quick hike through the forest with great views from the ledges up top.
Great for when you're short on time. Very kid and dog friendly.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Sapphire pool and Rattlesnake Flume are beautiful. It was a super-easy trek to the pool and a fun, quick swim! Brrrrr!!

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nice short hike. Great view.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Quick but beautiful hike, hiked while rainy, but the view was totally worth it

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

this absolutely gorgeous - the hike up is fine, speckled mountain is spectacular and blueberry ridge just gorgeous - loads of view points on slab after slab. there's no snow left.

trail running
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Great short hike, perfect for trail running. Summit offers gorgeous views.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Great short little trail with a hell of a view for the effort. Good for hikers of all ages and skill level.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hard to beat these views for such an easy hike in a mere hour and a half. Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, Maine, and Monument Hill in Leeds, Maine, are comparably easy and rewarding with views.

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

nice little trail with great views. Good one for kids.

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