Burnt MountainTrail Professional Review and Guide
"Solitude, commanding views, and a touch of wilderness mark this little-used route up the round-domed Burnt Mountain. This peak in Maine’s Carrabasset Valley sits in the shadows of Sugarloaf Mountain, minutes from the popular ski resort. The hiking trail is best accessed through the resort’s cross-country and snowshoe Outdoor Center. The added bonus is that anyone in your group who doesn’t want to make the long, more challenging trek up Burnt Mountain can play around on the network of trails that wind through the pretty woods and bogs at the base of the center.
This area is known for its heavy snowfall, and the season tends to last longer here than in many parts of New England. Then, gently, one foot at a time, we followed the trail as it circled through the woods, and less than an hour later, ended back at the Sugarloaf/USA Outdoor Center. In our small group, we had a novice (her first time on snowshoes), a five-year-old, and a nine- month-old in a backpack child carrier. It was the perfect little jaunt, but the next time we returned, we wanted more. We found it in this hike up Burnt Mountain."