Tumbledown Mountain

Weld, ME

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Tumbledown Mountain is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Weld, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. No admission or parking fees.

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Ron Cloutier (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very fun and challenging the loop trail is must for the more adventurous

Adam Seal (96)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Sydney Simpson (103)

12 Completed1 Reviews

Gail Peters (122)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Not "easy " as rated !
Changeling hike over various terrain including large boulders ...
Beautiful lake and Amazing views from the top !

Rob't H (276)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Ben Thomas (762)

14 Completed8 Reviews

Dan Morrissette (51)

8 Completed1 Reviews

Unbelievable trail! I have been living in Maine for 2 years and this is by far my favorite hike! The loop trail is tough but well worth it!

Julia Macauley (55)

6 Completed1 Reviews

Holly D. (280)

14 Completed12 Reviews

Joe Merrill (221)

4 Completed5 Reviews

A friend and I made this hike in preparation for the Presidential Traverse. We planned a big loop of about 9+ miles, taking in the summits of both Tumbledown and Little Jackson. We climbed up the loop trail, which is easily the most difficult trail here, with a steep climb at the end including a squeeze through Fat Man's Misery, a chimney near the top of the cliffs. Fortunately neither of us are fat men! After hitting the peak we traversed the ridge trail, stopped for a dip in Tumbledown Pond, and then continued on Pond Link Trail. This took us to Little Jackson, from where we ascended that peak. Then we descended Little Jackson and looped back to the parking lot.

There is a lot to like about this hike, but I can't give it five stars. My biggest complaint, the blazes were abysmal in some sections, and the two of us (who are far from novices) lost the trail on several occasions. Critically, we missed the cutback at the bottom of Little Jackson and ended up adding more than a mile to the hike in returning via the road. This made for a much longer day than we hoped for. There are some pretty easy hikes up to the pond, and it's really crowded up there on a nice day like we had. That said, once hit the Pond Loop trail on our way to Little Jackson, we never saw another soul until we reached the road. Which is too bad, because Little Jackson is a nice hike with good vistas, albeit poorly blazed in places as well.

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