QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: not sure
- Trail Mileage: ~1.6 miles round trip
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: moderate
- Sights: views from 1,280-ft ledge
I love the name of this trail; it makes the hike so enticing! (Except if you imagine they’re icy sheets you’ll slip off in winter.) The views from the ledge are remarkable, as you look out over the curving Androscoggin River and the surrounding hills. You begin this walk at the small Hastings Boat Launch, off Route 2. Cross the road and walk through the cemetery; there are clear signs from the Mahoosuc Land Trust for the trail ahead. After walking through some scruffy vegetation, a logged area I presume, you’ll head into the woods and up to the ledge, which is approximately .8 miles from the start.
Directions: Trailhead parking is at Hastings’ Landing boat launch, on US-2, in Rumford Center approximately 6 miles west of Rumford and 17 miles east of Bethel.