Posted on July 22, 2022 and last updated on July 23, 2022

Young Tunk Mountain, Cherryfield


  • Preserve Size: N/A
  • Trail Mileage: 0.67 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Sights: views, open ridge

The short trail up Young Tunk Mountain, a baby version of Tunk Mountain in the nearby Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land, offers a quick hike with a gradual ascent to an exposed ridge and fantastic views (for a small mountain). We ate blueberries at the top.

From start to summit, it is — exactly — 0.67 miles, thanks to info provided on the large green sign at the trailhead. The trail is easy to follow and well-worn, with blazes. It is on private land owned by public-spirited landowners.

Directions: From Route 182, turn onto Sprague Falls Road, which had a homemade street sign in 2022 when we visited. The turn is just under 2 miles west of the intersection of Route 182 and Route 1 in Cherryfield. Go a couple miles on Spragues Falls Road; the trail on the left, opposite a driveway marked 399 Sprague Falls Road (don’t park here!). The grassy turn-in for the trail is big enough for one car — two if you park bumper to bumper.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!