QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: NA
- Trail Mileage: .5 miles one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: short but strenuous
- Sights: views from summit (~1,660 ft.)
This mountain actually begins in Paris but ends in Buckfield, and when you’re at the summit, you can cross over into Buckfield! But I’m calling the town it’s in Paris, since beginnings are important.
The trail, which is roughly blazed, follows the power lines for a bit and then ducks into woods and out onto ledges and goes straight uphill. No joke. The upper bit on the ledges is steep and probably treacherous in bad weather. The ascent is just .5 mile, but get ready for a workout. The views are lovely, which you’ll share with a lot of radio tower technology at the top!
When I went in November, 2016, there were rather scary looking low-hanging power lines. More info on the hike at Maine Trail Finder.
Directions: From the intersection of Routes 26 and 117 (Main Street and High Street) in South Paris, follow ME Route 117 east toward Buckfield. Bear left to stay on Route 117 at the fork with Route 119. Continue for about 4.5 miles along Route 117 and turn right onto Streaked Mountain Road. If you’re coming from Buckfield, head west on Route 117 toward Paris for about 5.1 miles. Turn left onto Streaked Mountain Road. The trailhead is about 0.5 miles on Streaked Mountain Road; it is less than 150 yards past a stone-wall enclosed cemetery and adjacent to a set of power lines which cross the road.