Burnt Meadow Mountain

Brownfield, Maine 4010

Burnt Meadow Mountain

Burnt Meadow Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Burnt Meadow Mountain is a long mountain running roughly north–south, with several peaks in Brownfield. The hike leads to North Peak, with an option to climb Stone Mountain. Both peaks and especially the approach to North Peak offer fine views in every direction. This is the most challenging hike in this guide, but well worth the effort."

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"Burnt Meadow Mountain, close to the New Hampshire border, comprises three similar summits. The well-marked (though somewhat overgrown) route described here scales the eastern spur of North Peak and offers grand views beginning just 0.15 mile from the start.

The broad, grassy summit gives kids room to run and adults room to spread out a feast with the White Mountains as a backdrop. The climb is somewhat steep—count on carrying preschoolers part of the way."

"An enjoyable hike and scramble to an open summit with panoramic views. This short but challenging hike ascends the eastern spur of Burnt Meadow Mountain to its exposed north peak. The trail climbs steadily with a few steep, rocky pitches along the way before topping out at 1,575 feet. The vertical rise from trailhead to summit is 1,100 feet.

This short but challenging hike ascends the eastern spur of Burnt Meadow Mountain to its exposed north peak. The trail climbs steadily with a few steep, rocky pitches along the way before topping out at 1,575 feet. The vertical rise from trailhead to summit is 1,100 feet.The trail begins to the right of the parking area and is marked with blue blazes."

"Gain elevation and stunning views quickly on this relatively strenuous trail, great for kids who aren’t afraid to climb! If your kids are bored with introductory hikes and up for a little adventure, including a rocky scramble near the summit, head to Burnt Meadow Mountain. The mountain’s name comes from its tragic history.

In October 1947, small, localized fires from Mount Desert Island to Waterboro morphed into one statewide disaster, burning more than 200,000 acres over a short period becoming known collectively as “the week that Maine burned.” Here, a great forest fire incinerated an estimated 85 percent of the town of Brownfield and the surrounding area, including this mountain. Today it’s hard to see evidence of the fire (or the ski area that had a short-lived run here in the 1970s), as nature has taken back its own."

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Trail Information

Brownfield
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Duration
May-Oct
Season
Friends of Burnt Meadow Mountain, www.friendsofburntmeadowmountains.com
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Maine Atlas & Gazetteer map 4; USGS Brownfield
Local Maps

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Sep 2018