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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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Ladder Trail Loop
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527 Completed 173 Reviews

Great hike with awesome views. The trailhead is not well marked but if you just go past the Tarn from the north on Hwy 3, look for a wide gravel area on the right. The trailhead is at the tree edge. Talk about step engineering, this is a stairmaster climb that won't disappoint. Only three iron ladders and not as scary as Beehive or Precipice, the Ladder trail gives you a great workout and then hits the Schiff/Dorr Mountain rocky slope to the top. We loved seeing all the people on top of Cadillac while we virtually had Dorr all to ourselves. There are many options to take at the top, e.g. you can continue on the Gorge trail to Cadillac, or you can go back down the Ladder trail, or you can go take the East Face/Schiff trail to the Tarn, OR you can take the South Ridge Trail down to the Canon/Kane trail back to the parking area. Highly recommend this hike.

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North Bubble Trail
by Tony Stark

17 Completed 2 Reviews

Good view of Jordan Pound and Jordan Pond House. Bubble rock looks like it should fall off the edge which is fun to see. Rock scramble on south side is a bit more challenging.

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Douglas Mountain, Sebago
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail for the kids went up the rocky side and down the natur loop. Kids loved the stone tower and a beautiful view

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Sawyer Mountain
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

It was alright trail for exercise. Took kids up was easy for them. Not much of a view

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Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail
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10 Completed 3 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.

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North Bubble Trail
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20 Completed 4 Reviews

Up South Bubble, across to North Bubble, and then back down the Bubbles Divide. South Bubble is more difficult than North, but great views from both. Short and relatively easy.

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Deer Brook Trail
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20 Completed 4 Reviews

A bit wet and slick, quite rocky, but very nice trail. The hike up along the brook, the waterfalls and the stone bridge were beautiful. We also took a short detour to the Sargent Mt Pond, and then headed to the Penobscot Mt summit. The views from Penobscot Mt are some of the best in Acadia. You can see from Bracy Cove, Long Pond, Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake and beyond in every direction. Great views of The Bubbles from above, great views of Pemetic and Sargent Mountains as well. We were lucky as we climbed on a cloudy day, and as we reached the summit, the clouds blew out, and this amazing view awaited us. It was the perfect end to a long day of hiking. We had climbed Pemetic earlier in the day and found the summit to be entirely fogged in, so we sincerely appreciated the view from Penobscot to end our day. Note...if you take the short .4 mile trail that cuts down to the Jordan Cliffs Trail, it also awards you with some stunning views, but there a couple really difficult spots descending through cracks in the cliffs. It was a good test for my fear of heights!

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Cadillac Mountain West Face Trail
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20 Completed 4 Reviews

Started this ascent on a day when it had rained the day before. We turned around and headed back roughly .1 miles in. The rocks were very, very slick and steep. Just in the short time we were on this trail, we encountered some strenuous climbing that required pulling yourself up over 4 ft high rock ledges with steep drops. I'd like to try it again, but only on a day when I know it's dry. I think this trail would be even more difficult descending.

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Pemetic Mountain Ravine Trail
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20 Completed 4 Reviews

This is called the Pemetic NW Trail on the Acadia map, and on the trailheads. This is a great short trail, a bit difficult in places with some rock scramble and quite steep. It takes you up through a ravine where you hike up a running stream. There are ladders to get up over the ledge, and with the running water and slick rocks it's not an easy climb, but super fun! You can opt to go around the ravine and climb up over smooth ledge, but it was very wet and slippery the day we were here, and really, the ravine was pretty awesome.

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Tumbledown Mountain
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1 Completed 4 Reviews

Me and a friend just climbed this mountain a couple days ago. We took the brook trail which was a very leisurely trail. We rucked with heavy packs for a nice workout and to camp. The only complaint I have about the hike is that I was pretty disgusted at the amount of trash I saw on the trail and around the lake. Me and my friend picked up some stuff that we could take down in our small trash bag. I think the accessibility of the mountain makes it a party spot for people as there were lots of broken bottles and chopped down trees surrounding the lake. Also hopefully families will clean up their messes in the future, I loved the scenery of tumbledown, not every mountain has a water source so beautiful on it like that and I will definitely return here again soon to experience it with others. I will be bringing some gloves and trash bags as well...

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