Little Moose Mountain

Greenville, Maine

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The rocky outcropping on Little Moose Mountain’s long ridge offers fine views across the Little and Big Moose Ponds of Big Moose Mountain. To the east is Moosehead Lake and the mountains across it. To get to these views, you hike past the two ponds, through woods filled with spring wildflowers. Little Moose Mountain is a long, low ridge that runs south-west from Greenville Junction to the Notch Ponds. The highest point on the ridge is near its eastern end, but the wooded summit has no trail to it. The center of the ridge has several rocky outcroppings overlooking Little and Big Moose Ponds with views of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. It is these outcroppings that the hike traverses. The hike begins by descending a low ridge through a hardwood forest dominated by maple and beech. In late spring the forest floor is awash with wildflowers. The hobblebush and wake robin, or blood trillium, bloom first, in early May after the ground has warmed.
Best Easy Day Hikes Greenville, Maine

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Best Easy Day Hikes Greenville, Maine

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

The rocky outcropping on Little Moose Mountain’s long ridge offers fine views across the Little and Big Moose Ponds of Big Moose Mountain. To the east is Moosehead Lake and the mountains across it. To get to these views, you hike past the two ponds, through woods filled with spring wildflowers. Little Moose Mountain is a long, low ridge that runs south-west from Greenville Junction to the Notch Ponds. The highest point on the ridge is near its eastern end, but the wooded summit has no trail to it.

The center of the ridge has several rocky outcroppings overlooking Little and Big Moose Ponds with views of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. It is these outcroppings that the hike traverses. The hike begins by descending a low ridge through a hardwood forest dominated by maple and beech. In late spring the forest floor is awash with wildflowers. The hobblebush and wake robin, or blood trillium, bloom first, in
early May after the ground has warmed.

© 2016 Greg Westrich/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Greenville
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-4 hours
Season: May to Oct; late May and early June are best for wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Maine Public Reserved Lands, (207) 7788231, www.maine.gov/littlemoose
Local Maps: Delorme: The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 41; USGS Big Moose Pond
Driving Directions: Directions to Little Moose Mountain

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