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Tumbledown Mountain

Weld, ME

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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Bigelows Loop Hike
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

This was a fabulous hike. We started out at the beautiful Stratton Brook Pond. Beautiful view of the Bigelows ridge right from the shore. They're currently building a new bridge to cross one of the streams nearby, but there are wonderful rocks set up for you to use and hop across. After a mile of the trail, which is wide and flat, you reach the Fire Warden's Trail. The FW trail is very gradual as you hike in toward the mountain. After ~1.7, you intersect with the Horns Pond Trail (comes in from the left). Then, the trail becomes a bit steeper, but nothing out of the ordinary. Once you are at about 3 miles, you are really at the mountain and the trail boasts some absolutely gorgeous but steep stairs. Look behind and you can see Sugarloaf through the trees, as well as the pond where you started!

I love exposed ridges on hikes, so this next part was absolutely a must-see. We ascended from the col to bag Avery Peak, tip-toeing across some jagged rocks and withstanding some freezing winds. Worthwhile, though, because once you reach the peak you've got 360 views of Flagstaff Lake, Sugarloaf, Baxter Peak in the far off distance, and maybe even some of the Whites. It's one of the best views in Maine.

We descended from Avery and went to get West Peak, too, which was also gorgeous. We continued on the loop to see the pond, thinking we would skirt around The Horns but instead finding the AT actually summiting. Oh, well! Looped around to Horns Pond at 3000, but we didn't really see much of the pond from the main trail since the leaves were still on the trees.

All in all, I think we did more like 14.5 miles to get all the way back down. The Horns Pond trail is great for the descent because it's very gradual and easy on the knees and ankles.

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Cascade Falls
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Everyone is right about the poorly marked trails but I ended up giving this 3 stars instead of 2 because I hiked cascade falls with my five year old and the short trails and the easy walk to the waterfall made it a pretty decent hike. I say if you are looking to take young kids, it's not a bad place.

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Katahdin - Knife Edge
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526 Completed 170 Reviews

We did an absolutely awesome up and over starting from Katahdin Stream up the Hunt Trail to Baxter Peak, across the Knife Edge (top to bottom), and down the Helon-Taylor trail, about 10 miles and 12 hours (we took lots of pictures and videos). The Knife Edge is really a technical non-technical trail due mostly to the part between Chimney and Pamola Peaks, where the trail goes vertical. Being tall gives you an advantage to reach the handholds and foot placements. Be sure to stay focused during the whole trek, as one mistake can cost an ankle, a knee, or your life. I would not recommend doing this hike in wet or very windy conditions. We had a beautiful day, with clouds in and out. The views are amazing. If you don't get vertigo, can handle lots of rock scrambling and free-climbing, and really enjoy a challenging hike, this one is for you. I highly recommend it...

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Cascade Falls
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Saco Heath Preserve Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Beech Mountain Trail
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20 Completed 2 Reviews

On our last day on MDI we decided to check out this hike since it is short. We weren't disappointed, the views of Long Pond, Echo Lake, Bass Harbor, SW Harbor and surrounding mountains were awesome.

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Morse Mountain
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24 Completed 20 Reviews

This hike is mostly on a road with very nice views of forest, marsh, mountain peak and beach.

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Bald Mountain Trail
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24 Completed 20 Reviews

One mile on dirt Bald Rock Road with 1/2 mile trail up to Bald Rock. Total distance to the rock is 1.6 miles. The trail is not difficult in fact at one point there are rock stairs. The view of the coastline with the harbors of Rockport, Camden, and Lincolnville and the islands just off the coast was spectacular.

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Old Speck Mountain Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

We enjoyed our hike up Old Speck the first week of September. The first mile before the first trail intersection from the parking lot is well-maintained with stairs, but you certainly do gain a bit of vert which warms you up quick. Make sure you don't miss the first trail intersection and loop back to the parking lot! Keep in mind AT blazes. Second section is easier with more switchbacks and since we were hiking the week after Labor Day, we had a pretty quiet time except for a few thru-hikers. I wouldn't call the trail one filled with false peaks, but there is a little bit of up and down on the ridge. The top has a great fire tower with beautiful views of Sunday River, the Whites, Berlin, and Lake Umbagog. Highly recommend if you're interested in a classic Whites hike that's in the low 4000 range. We are experienced and were able to complete the hike in about 4.5 hours. I had a measurement of 6.7 miles total, not 9.8, for the trail I did. Grab an AMC Maine Hiking map to assist with your drive, but it's easy to get to from Bethel, Maine.

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Maiden Cliff Trail
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24 Completed 20 Reviews

Beautiful trail with forest, streams, and a spectacular view over Megunticook Lake. Contrary to the description this is a loop trail. The loop split is about 1/2 mile from parking lot. I suggest taking the right trail because it is easier to come down the left trail. I would also recommend hiking stick or poles for the descent. Also make sure you go to the cross. It marks the spot where on May 6, 1862 Elenora French fell to her death. If you are hiking the loop counter clockwise, the cross is just the last sign as you head down. At that sign go right and then take your fist left to the cross. It is an out and back that is not part of the loop.

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