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Spectacular hike of amazing waterfalls in virtually untouched country. I’m a hiker, and this is one of my favorite hikes. Trail is well blazed. It is classified as difficult, but mostly a moderate trail. The only downside is the gnats.

Beautiful views!

Great views from the tower on the peak.

Slightly challenging. Beautiful views at the top!

1 day ago

I've been hiking this trail for over 30 years, it is still one of my favorites!

1 day ago

loved it, nice views..

1 day ago

nice 1 hour walk for kids and pets!

Great hike. We ended up going all the way to Bald Face from this trail and it was 8.2 out and back.

Nice little tune up for NH this year. You can see Washington still snow capped off in the distance.

awesome trail and views!!! will definitely do it again...took 4 hours!! great hike!

2 days ago

Great trail to transition between easy and moderate hikes. Its a shorter trail with not too many super steep areas. It’s a smoother incline for the most part. Picture perfect view from the top :)

Perfect 2-3 hour hike. Beautiful pics, turn-outs and enjoyable summit. Really fun to race back down.

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Hike! Super buggy

Directions to the trail we're not correct. Could not find the entrance or parking.

2 days ago

Excellent hike, at one point offers a fork in the road, going left takes you to a small pond and an easier hike that is flatter to the summit. The right takes you on a short but steep hike to the summit.

Beautiful views!

Beautiful trail beginning to end!

3 days ago

We frequent Puzzle Mtn because of our close proximity to it. It is news to me that dogs must be on leash. I have seen hundreds of dogs on this trail and never on a leash. My own dog knows the trail by heart. In fact you might strangle your dog on some of the ledger sections if it was on leash. Just be sure your dog is well socialized, and is not threatening. A nice trail and great views from the ledges at 2/3rds way up and many great views from the ledges above that. Also Woodsum Loop is well worth it to extend your hike. For backpackers the Grafton Loop is tough but a gem.

3 days ago

Great trail. As others have said, the first mile gets the heart pumping. The trail is very well marked and the summit is well worth the effort. The hike from Bald Peak to the fire tower on Pleasant Mountain is a great, mostly flat stroll with amazing views to the East and West.

Great for a quick loop. Usually pair with some of the others in the area and make a day of it.

Great mountain! Many trails! Hiked with my 6 year old- very steep at some parts in the loop he fell quite a bit- we made a walking stick and held hands at those parts and he did well. :)

It’s a great hike. Who cares if it’s short? Amazing views the whole way up and super fun to feel a little daring going up the iron rungs. Go early though to avoid other humans.

Great family hike trail. A few slopes and beautiful scenes along the river banks. A few benches to sit along the way and grab some nice photos. This is not a loop trail anymore. You have to boomerang back. There’s an Print Out at the beginning of the trail and at the end to let you know that. It’s still about 2.4 miles round trip. My family enjoyed it.

3 days ago

I love this little trail. There’s plenty of room for people to pass one another. It’s well groomed and has a mixture of hills and curves to keep your heart rate up for a good work out. Love the river view and bench as well. You can also easily jump off the trail and just take quarry road if you need to get back sooner. I walk this all the time and take my kids as well.

This was a fun hike for my wife, my dog, and I! The trail was kinda confusing at first, but we figured it out. And there was lots of bug activity due to some stagnant water at the beginning of the trail, but applying bug spray kept them off. But what was spectacular about this hike was Sebago Lake at the end of the hike! The beach was perfect for all of us to swim in and the water was very clear! I would imagine this hike gets moe popular in summer, but we were the only ones there so it was perfect!

a beautiful and peaceful hike. I do it as a loop in about 70 minutes. spend time at the first "summit" to take in those gorgeous views. parking is tricky.

fun and easy hike! always full of people with their kids.

Hands down one of my favorite and memorable hikes! I went in late August in 2016 and we barely saw any bugs. There were blueberries EVERYWHERE along the trail! It was a tough hike - very steep at places with some loose rocks. But the view is well worth it. You break above the trees very early on in the hike, so the rest of the way you have grand sweeping views of the surrounding mountains! We saw three other people on the hike the whole time we were on it.

I love the trail. I hiked it 7 months pregnant with 4 kids! its steep but fun and worth the view once your at the top.

Such a bueatiful trail. easy. Some harder trails branching off, like bubbles and Jordan cliffs, but it if you want a bueatiful flat walk in Acadia, this is your trail.

more moderate than hard, aside from the steps near the top a very manageable hike. The views were good and i would recommend going the extra distance at the top to get to the heli pad. took about 4 hrs

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