Jackman, near Jackman

Map shows trails in Somerset county.

  • Owl’s Head — A steep .3-mile trail to a lookover that’s a bit higher than the rest area lookout below it.
  • Burnt Jacket — Hike .9 miles to the slightly lower east peak of this 2,140-foot mountain for gorgeous views.
  • Forest Hill Nature Trail — A .4-mile wheelchair accessible path close to the school offers a couple of nice looks at the river.
  • Coburn Mountain — 3,718-ft. mountain is close to West Forks and Jackman, so I’m putting it in both towns. The steep climb is worth the glorious views from an observation tower on top.
  • Boundary Bald — The open sumit ridge (with scruffy evergreens) is fantastic on this 3,638-ft. mountain. There is a tower and helipad at one end of the ridge.
  • Williams Mountain — (Also in West Fork’s list of walks). A gentle 1.7-mile climb (minus the last steep 1/4-mile) brings you to nice views, a well-preserved fire warden’s hut, and a fire tower on this 2,410-ft mountain.
  • Slidedown Falls — To reach this pretty swimming hole, walk .7 miles along Dumas Road before turning down a moderately steep .5-mile trail to the river.
  • Sally Mountain — There’s much to explore, discover, and enjoy at this trail system, including a great 2,221-ft. summit with beautiful views, secluded beaches on Attean Pond, and a walk (or slog, really) on train tracks.
  • Number Five Mountain — If you manage the 16.6-mile drive on dirt roads—albeit somewhat decent ones—you’ll find yourself at a great trail to a great mountain top.