Pleasant Mountain Trail

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Denmark, ME
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Pleasant Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile out and back trail located near Denmark, ME. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and downhill skiing.

3.3 miles 1414 feet Out & Back
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Casey Schwarz
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Honey Bear
5 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail to hike. First mile relatively easy. Second mile to summit is rocky, hilly and steep. Lots of opportunities to roll your ankle..especially on icy rocks hidden under fallen leaves. Beautiful views from the summit!

Chris Willette
6 months ago

42 Completed3 Reviews

Bill Smyrl
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

First ever mountain hike.Stayed at pleasant mountain camping area and did it early afternoon. Many people on the ledges trail. Steady climb to the top and shady for the first half. Awesome views and not very difficult. Would love to explore the other trails next time I'm in maine!

Kimberly Ward
7 months ago

15 Completed18 Reviews

Joshua Weidenhamer
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Moderately difficult trail particularly on the way down. There are beautiful views every fifteen minutes. A great place to see Hawks. Definitely not for the unprepared hiker.

Aaron Jonker
8 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Ledges trail is a great trail we do every year while we're in Maine. It starts out easy and gradually gets more difficult. Great views about 2/3rds the way up from the Ledges and the summit has great views as well. This time we hiked on a cloudy afternoon and ended up getting poured on. We had had three kids with us and it was warm, so the rain didn't send us back down, but it got very very wet. Great hike though and earlier in the year the hike can yield large quantities of blueberries if you're patient enough to pick the tiny, tart mountain berries.

Adam Gindt
8 months ago

100 Completed25 Reviews

Dani Wyman
9 months ago

31 Completed21 Reviews

Ledges Trail can be tough for some, wasn't a good choice to do for my first hike of the season back in May, but the summit is worth the effort. The worst part is the final stretch after you reach the first viewpoint. You can climb up the ladder at the fire tower on top, but it's not for the faint of heart!

Amy Olfene
10 months ago

16 Completed3 Reviews

Stunning views at the outlook and summit; got some amazing photos! Did this as my first winter hike immediately after fresh snow, which made it a bit more difficult than normal. We were one of maybe two or three people on the trail that day.

Kyle McLain
10 months ago

6 Completed7 Reviews

Hiked the Ledges trail to the summit a few times. In the winter this relatively steep trail gets pretty icy so be prepared. Overall a moderately challenging hike in the winter and summer with very rewarding views along the way.

Chris Willette
11 months ago

42 Completed3 Reviews

Hiked the Ledges trail to the main peak on 5/2/15. I found this to be more enjoyable than other trails on this mountain as it offers amazing views on the way up. Great ledges to stop and have a snack or just to take a break and enjoy the view. Took me roughly 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 15 minute break at the main peak. Just 50 minutes or so from Portland!

Holly D.
1 year ago

14 Completed12 Reviews

Erin Jessen
1 year ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

We were so happy we got up and went hiking this morning and this was the one we chose !!! It was random and it was totally perfect !! Very steady incline that could feel very steep to beginners. It was slippery due to wet leaves, pine needles and ice but very clear cut path and well marked ! We ran into a few hikers and their furry campions but it was a very quiet and peaceful hike. It's a picture stopper for sure from start to finish.

Rachael Stein
1 year ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Oh my gosh. This was HARD! Of course, I'm used to the Eastern Shore of Maryland (i.e., flat), but I only made it about halfway up... I think we were on the Bald Peak trail? Whichever one has blue blazes. It was beautiful but NOT easy.

Linda Hallinan
1 year ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome afternoon on the Southwest Ridge Trail. Found the trailhead and parking lot using the navigation from AllTrails app really easily- parking lot on the right across from a few mailboxes. Trail well marked and easy to find. Yellow blazes and rock cairns were super clear and totally appreciated - would have been lost for sure without them. With a late start, I thought I'd only have time for the southwest peak, but pushed on when passers-by spoke of blueberries and a not too far off summit. Overall, yes, needed to take a breath every now and again but the views are totally worth the effort. Would definitely do again and explore other routes down/up + needle. Mosquitos not awful in early August but I was prepared with some Deet; haven't discovered any ticks yet.

Tim Norwood
1 year ago

29 Completed6 Reviews

good little hike, more strenuous than i was expecting but only 30 minutes ascending big bald peak trail. views weren't that great but definitely worth it for the blueberries!

Jim Bailey
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

We parked in the small dirt parking lot on Denmark Road and hiked the Southwest Ridge Trail. Early July, 2014. A moderate trail. Grassy in a lot of places, but we (the 6 of us) did not get any ticks. Lots of ledge so this could be confusing on a rainy/foggy day. It was about 80, dry, and breezy. It is an up/down/up hike meaning a false summit. From the watertower at the peak we phoned my dad to pick us up at the bottom of the Bald Peak Trail which will brings you to the east side of the mountain. Realize that it is almost a one mile northerly walk (up and down) along the ridge before it goes down for good. All is very well marked. When it gets serious about going down, the Bald Peak Trail is very steep and probably slippery if it has rained recently. The Needles cave is definitetly worthwhile and only a hundred yards of the trail. Traverse, meaning go perpendicular to the BPT, as I started goingf downhill, which go me briefly lost before I saw the cave above me. The cave looks like a big shoebox with a waterfall in it. The end of the trail on the shawnee peak road is not far after that. I think it was 5 miles total. A good one for my 10, 12 yr old and my wife.

Lynn Wright
1 year ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

We parked in the small dirt parking lot on Denmark Road and hiked the Southwest Ridge Trail. It is a relentless uphill, during which I thought the entire time it's more like unPleasant Mtn! The mosquitoes had a field day with us and the only relief was in the clearings on the way up. Never the less it was a GREAT hike. We stopped at the fire tower and watched as the rain made it's way across the valleys then hiked back bown. We'll try the other trails in a few weeks. Maybe the mosquitoes will have let off some??
I've attached the map link for the Loon Echo Land Trust. Very handy.

April Rumery
1 year ago

7 Completed7 Reviews

very physical hike. beginning of trail has a very steep incline. amazing views all the way to the top