QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: NA
- Trail Mileage: ~3.5 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: moderate
- Sights: views, open summit (1,575 ft.)
This is a really popular mountain, and just an hour from Portland. It’s not very strenuous (although it’s also not a breeze) and it has beautiful views and an open peak. To get away from the crowds, head over to Stone Mountain, where the views are also great. Prepare for some steep sections and rock scrambles as you go up North Peak, on the blue trail. It’s a bit more gradual on Twin Brooks Trail.
It’s about 1.2 miles to North Peak. The total loop, without adding Stone Mountain, is about 3.5 miles. Adding Stone Mountain will add 1.4 miles (it’s .7 to the summit).
Directions: From Route 113, take a left (if you’re coming from the south) onto Rt. 160 south. Route 160 takes a sharp left — don’t miss it! Go past the public boat launch on Burnt Meadow Pond (where you can swim after your hike), and the trailhead parking is a few hundred yards on your right.