Tumbledown Mountain

Weld, Maine 04285

Tumbledown Mountain

Tumbledown Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Tumbledown Mountain is not the highest in the line of mountains that stretches from Mount Blue east to Tumbledown, but it is the most spectacular. The climb up the Loop Trail is one of the most challenging in Maine, but the views from the top of the trail and then at Tumbledown’s summit are worth the work.

The hike along Tumbledown’s summit ridge to Tumbledown Pond offers fine views and interesting bedrock beneath your feet. The pond sits in a rounded bowl between Tumbledown and Little Jackson Mountains. It is a popular place to rest and soak in the mountain scenery."

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"A thrilling ascent to one of Maine’s prettiest mountain settings, with rugged cliffs, spectacular views, and a picturesque alpine tarn. The loop hike described below is difficult in sections, with steep climbing and scrambling over boulders and rock faces near the upper ridge.

Some sections are inaccessible for pets, and may not be suitable for inexperienced hikers or children. For an easier, more direct route, opt for the Brook Trail to and from Tumbledown Pond."

"No hiking tour of western Maine would be complete without scaling Tumbledown Mountain’s rocky ridge. Surrounded by higher peaks to the north, Tumbledown compensates for its relatively diminutive height with captivating natural features including a high-elevation pond and sheer cliff faces. It is no wonder that the mountain has become the centerpiece of a major conservation effort. Spearheaded by the Tumbledown Conservation Alliance and the Trust for Public Land, with help from the Land for Maine’s Future Program and the Federal Forest Legacy Program, a coalition of groups are seeking to protect more than 25,000 acres of prime recreational land. This challenging 5.5-mile circuit vividly showcases the fruits of their labor."

Tumbledown Mountain Reviews

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7/16/2018
We went up Brook trail and then down the Loop trail. The weather was perfect for a mild-July day. It was very fun climbing through the chimney using the iron rungs. The chimney is kind of like a tight, small cave. The trail is well kept, very rugged, and challenging, for sure. There are lots of tall stones and some climbing involved. It's a tricky and rocky hike but so enjoyable. The views are gorgeous and the pond at the top is incredible.
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6/13/2017
I'm pretty blown away this is the first review. This hike is an iconic Maine mountain. I like taking people up the Brook Trail - plenty of parking, dog friendly, kid friendly albeit a little challenging for kids. The beginning is rather easy, but with a lot of small rocks that can be tricky when wet. The elevation gain is not horrendous, there are just a lot of rocks and roots along the way. Before the summit you need to be prepared to fish or swim because there is a gorgeous pond at the top with an island! I think the total mileage is under 6 miles. Anyway, from the pond you follow a bit of a ridge that can be loaded with blueberries in late august (if you're the first ones there before they are feasted upon by hikers and critters). the views from the summit are just too good. on a sunny day you can see for miles and miles and miles including other mountains and windmill farms. I highly recommend bring binoculars, a telescoping fishing rod with the Panther Martin Trout kit (6 pack of spinners) and don't forget your fishing license. Great day hike! Best, Kasey Marsters FoxTrickAdventures.com
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8/13/2010
Tumbledown Mountain Loop trail was semi-difficult for a novice-hiker like myself. Can get very steep in some spots. However, the views were astounding and well worth the climb up!
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9/21/2009
The Tumbledown Mountain Loop Trail is a moderate to difficult hike, it is a great hike. The views are great especially with the fall colors
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Trail Information

Weld
Nearby City
6.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4-6 hours
Duration
June-Oc
Season

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Oct 2018