Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail

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#6 of 225 trails in White Mountain National Forest
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Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brownfield, ME that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.6 miles 1391 feet Loop
dog friendly kid friendly hiking views scramble
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The Blue trail starts at the very right most point of the grassy parking area directly off the road. The trail head sign is just inside the tree line - about 100 ft from the road. The Blue Trail named "North Peak Trail" will split and you have a choice of the "Blue Trail" or the "Yellow Trail (Twin Brooks Trail)". The Blue Trail is the most direct to the summit and most agressive climbing through woods trails and up rock faces. The Yellow Trail is longer and more gradual assecent to the top. Going up the Blue Trail and down the Yellow Trail will give you an easier decent. The Blue Trail can take about 3 hours round trip while going up the Blue Trail and down the Yellow Trail can take about 4 hours. The Yellow Trail has a nice spring and brooks along the trail.

Scott C.
2 days ago

Great trail. Did it this past weekend - good views from the top given the low elevation and mostly easy trail. Remember the bug spray - it's April in Maine.

Amber Parsons
4 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike!!! Took the blue trail up, rocky bear top but amazing views!!! Took yellow back.. Much longer but easier for the way back!

Ethan Davis
16 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

A fun hike - challenging for my girls (6 and 11), especially as a first hike of the season, but as we neared the top on the blue trail, my older daughter was excited by climbing on the rock face took off and we could hear her up ahead hollering about the view. The hike included a good number of spots with great views, especially on the blue trail. We returned by the yellow trail, which was a bit easier walking, but was a bit less scenic and noticeably longer. The estimate of 4 hours for going up the blue and returning by the yellow trail was pretty accurate.

Shelley and Corey E.
17 days ago

Olivia T.
1 month ago

Great hike! Very scenic, only saw 2 other people while I was there. My dog came with me and lead the way. Took the north trail (blue trail) to the summit then could not figure out how to take the twin trail (yellow) down. I followed yellow markers down for a few trees then the trail disappeared and I couldn't find anymore yellow. Tried to find a different way for almost and hour then gave up and turned around and went the way I came. Knees are sore but it was an enjoyable day!

Brian Mayo
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Nice trail. Very challenging near the top.

Caraline Flaherty
5 months ago

22 Completed3 Reviews

Definitely a lot harder than we expected but we loved it nonetheless, incredible 360 views at the top. Burnt Meadow Pond is a great place to swim afterwards!

Dani Wyman
6 months ago

31 Completed21 Reviews

Extremely easy for the experienced hiker, but a good workout. I'm betting it would be a good winter hike, and you could probably snowshoe up the yellow trail.

Amy Harrison Barter
7 months ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Good hike! My 3month old puppy enjoyed himself!

Dennis S.
7 months ago

Excellent hike with varied terrain and lots of secluded views. Completed this hike with my 6 year old daughter via the North Peak trail (ascent and descent). I wouldn't recommend this route for most her age. My daughter's a bit more experienced than most her age. With the different trails and varied terrain you can repeat this hike many times and not see the same things.

Nicholas Orgo
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Steve Scontras
8 months ago

6 Completed7 Reviews

Tess...too bad, it actually has a decent sized parking lot (8-10 cars) & is pretty clearly marked & even has a "trail parking ahead" sign on both sides of Rt 160....which is Spring St...punch in 459 Spring St, and that will be right across the road from the parking lot. I hope you give it another shot, its a really nice hike.

Took blue trail up, took me about an hour & 15 minutes since i took breaks. I would say difficulty was moderate+, but thats just my opinion. Near the summit you do a rocky scramble, but not too tough. I found the ascent to be a good workout, with several nice views from the "false summits". Summit is large & mostly open. The Twin Brook Trail "yellow trail" down is long, windy through woods and nothing really special.... But shortly after you start it you get a great view of the White Mountains. You could also just go back down the blue trail, might be a bit steep but I had 2 parties pass me going down while I was going up.

About 1/2 way down the yellow trail is the fork option to go to Stone Mountain ( did not due to time of day). Overall a very nice hike, very good challenge for beginners.

Tess Cullaz
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail sounded really great from what I read about it. I wouldn't know if the reviews are true or not because I wasn't able to find the trail head. I followed my GPS which was said to be leading me to Burnt Meadow Mountain but I came across a dirt road with a No Trespassing sign on a gate blocking the road and my GPS was telling me to continue on that blocked road. Maybe I had a bad address but I was not able to find this trail. All I found was a house on private property, definitely not the hike I was looking for! I feel bad giving this one star so just know I'm not rating the hike itself, but I want other people to know that this is difficult to find so be forewarned!

Sarahfina Wipf
10 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike, although much more challenging than the description would lead you to believe.
Went with a group of kids and they all found it difficult. We took the blue trail first, which in actuality takes you up to the top of "north peak" which is only halfway through the blue trail. We then turned around at that summit and came back the same way instead of continuing on to the end of the blue trail and on to the yellow one. The whole hike took over three hours and most of the party was exhausted by that point.
Overall very challenging and should not be done without snacks and breaks if you are bringing kids! Much of the trail is almost straight up rock clusters, which the kids had to be carried up.

Jim Cook
11 months ago

56 Completed2 Reviews

A nice afternoon hike. Enjoyed the open areas. One hike I would do again!

Donna Murphy
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike moderately steep in some areas.. Would definitely do this one again

Sean Berry
1 year ago

16 Completed8 Reviews

awesome hike up the blue trail with views. the yellow trail on the way down not as awesome. It took like 4 hours with my two young kids. Blue trail seemed faster.

Gavin Danaher
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike. I believe it's longer than 2.4 miles. Hiked w three young kids, up blue, down yellow, almost four hours.

Amie Kane
1 year ago

29 Completed1 Reviews

Great Hike! I also recommend taking the Blue Trail up and Yellow Trail down. I would rate this more towards a difficult hike up and moderate down. Gorgeous mountain views!

Derek G.
1 year ago

Great views at the top. Wanted a challenge for my 4 year-old and me, so we went the blue trail both up and down. She loved that she had to use both hands and feet in a few spots going up, but I had to hold her hand in a few spots coming down.