Tumbledown Mountain Trail

Weld, Maine

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Sweeping views, precipitous rocky slopes, and a large, high-elevation pond attract many visitors to western Maine’s Tumbledown Mountain. Most visitors choose the Brook Trail, the shortest and least difficult path, but for a more interesting excursion the Parkers Ridge and Pond Link trails combined provide a slightly longer, less crowded alternative. While this is a good summer hike, the area’s bountiful hardwood trees each autumn light up in oranges, yellows, and reds, making September and early October the most enjoyable time of year to scale this scenic peak.
Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast

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Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast

by Jeffrey Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Sweeping views, precipitous rocky slopes, and a large, high-elevation pond attract many visitors to western Maine’s Tumbledown Mountain. Most visitors choose the Brook Trail, the shortest and least difficult path, but for a more interesting excursion the Parkers Ridge and Pond Link trails combined provide a slightly longer, less crowded alternative.

While this is a good summer hike, the area’s bountiful hardwood trees each autumn light up in oranges, yellows, and reds, making September and early October the most enjoyable time of year to scale this scenic peak.

©  Jeffrey Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Weld
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 3,060 feet
Local Contacts: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Local Maps: USGS Roxbury and Jackson Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Tumbledown Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/10/2008
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The Brook trail is steadily uphill from the start, becoming quite steep closer to the pond. Even in October, it was rather hot during the ascent but be sure to bring a jacket. Once at the exposed rock by the pond, the wind and higher elevation really drop the temperature. There are large granite boulders that provide wonderful views of the fall foliage as well as Web lake. A perfect place to stop for a snack before continuing on to the summit of Tumbledown or Little Jackson. On the descent, be sure to pay close attention to the blue blazes that mark the trail. We found it rather easy to find ourselves climbing down a rock away from the trail. When in doubt, follow Tubledown brook down to the parking lot. Tumbledown is one of my favorite hikes. There is hardly a flat spot on the entire route which makes for really interesting terrain. The views alone make it worth the effort. I am looking forward to tackling the tougher Loop trail during an upcoming visit.



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