Borestone Mountain

Monson, Maine 04464

Borestone Mountain

Borestone Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A half-day hike to an exposed mountain summit in a National Audubon Society sanctuary. Borestone is an impressive mountain with fine views in all directions. The trail is near a number of other places of interest, including Big Wilson Cliffs, Little Wilson Falls and Gorge, the Appalachian Trail, Barren Mountain, Slugundy Falls, and Moosehead Lake.

Nearby Greenville has ample accommodations for those wishing to spend time in the area, sampling the various hikes. General location: North of the town of Monson in Piscataquis County, central Maine."

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"An enjoyable hike through old growth forest to an Audubon Nature Center followed by a steep scramble to an open summit with impressive views. Beautiful Borestone Mountain is a hidden jewel at the southern end of the 100-Mile Wilderness. A Maine Audubon Sanctuary, this serene little mountain (1,947 feet) features old growth forest, sparkling ponds, and expansive views from its craggy summit peaks.

Half way up the trail, there is a staffed interpretative center with historical artifacts, and wildlife and nature exhibits. This is a perfect hike for families or anyone interested in learning about the natural wonders of Maine’s northern forest."

"Borestone Mountain’s bare double summit is visible from as far south as Charleston even though the mountain is less than 2,000 feet high. The summit offers stunning views in every direction of the surrounding mountains and lake country.

The hike climbs steadily through spruce to Sunrise Pond where there is a visitor center and museum. Once around the pond and past the Fox Pen Loop Trail, the hike climbs again. This second climb is steeper and rockier, ending in a section that involves some exposure."

"Borestone Mountain has a double summit visible from as far south as Charleston even though the mountain is only 1,981 feet high. The summit offers stunning views in every direction of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

The hike climbs steadily through spruce to Sunrise Pond. Once around the pond, the hike climbs again. The second climb is steeper and rockier, ending with a section that involves some exposure."

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8/21/2010
Amazing hike! Pretty tough though, if you don't have good knees, don't try this one :) However, there's an access road leading to the final summit climb, so if you're exhausted, I'd recommend taking that up (or in my case, back down due to the sun having set and it being very dark). Either way, I loved this hike, one of my favorites ever. Do it if you're there.
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9/19/2009
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8/5/2004
Fantastic Hike with great views from the top. The the final push to the top can be a bit challenging, but it is well worth it.
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Trail Information

Monson
Nearby City
5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
May through November.
Season
Sunrise Pond Audubon Visitor Center, During summer season call (207 661-4050
Local Contacts
DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Local Maps

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Sep 2018