0000197102 00000 n 0000050769 00000 n Highly recommend going up loop trail and down brook. From there you can choose other trails to take down like the Brook Trail for example. 0000534442 00000 n 0000079430 00000 n 0000145592 00000 n Great hike up the loop trail and down brook. This route is one of the most direct paths to the summit, as it rises steeply up the mountainside, eventually intersecting with the Tumbledown Ridge Trail, which provides access to the mountain's peaks. 0000132661 00000 n 0000126439 00000 n 0000006302 00000 n 0000006163 00000 n And it is worth pointing out that the Loop Trail has its very own parking area, and it’s about 1.5 miles up the road from the head of the Brook Trail. your own Pins on Pinterest I found the nomenclature of the trails confusing. 0000008299 00000 n Standing above the Chimney Trail (to the right and pretty much straight down) on Tumbledown Mt. Length 5.3 miElevation gain 1952 ftRoute type Loop Hiking Forest Lake Views Wildflowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky Scramble Fat mans misery Is definitely a little dicey if you don’t have long legs lol. I'd heard about this mountain, with its fairly short trails, both easy, and quite difficult and it's beautiful mountain pond suitable for swimming. Tumbledown offers trails of varying difficulty for different hikers. Super glad I wore creepers. IWhen you get to the top of the loop trail, you can hang a right and you’ll end up at the little lake at the top. in western Maine, near Weld. 0000146187 00000 n There is a large parking area located across the road from the trailhead, along with an outhouse for public use. Fun hike challenging spots. Lots of ice. The placement of the rings is a little awkward to maneuver. A little chilly for swimming, but good for fishing. It is one of the most popular routes up Tumbledown. It’s just a section of trail (shrug emoji). 0000079754 00000 n 127 0 obj <> endobj xref 0000154680 00000 n Fantastic! Tumbledown Mountain is also located near Coos Canyon, a mountain stream that is an excellent place for a swim during the summer months. After about a mile, you’ll ascend over a big hump, the trail will very briefly level out, and you’ll have a fine view of the summit appearing almost vertically in front of you. The trail itself is 2 rugged miles, and provides stunning views of the Tumbledown cliffs approximately one mile in. 0000061827 00000 n %%EOF This route is one of the most direct paths to the summit, as it rises steeply up the mountainside, eventually intersecting with the Tumbledown Ridge Trail, which provides access the mountain's peaks. 0000071119 00000 n 0000114200 00000 n It's a best bang for the buck hike. 0000136812 00000 n 3000 plus feet in the air rests a charming lake. 0000011935 00000 n We then descended via the Brook trail and the cars were right there at the end of the day. 0000522931 00000 n Traversing across the summit is about 0.7 miles. Even on busy days on the mountain, I’ve never run into anyone on the ridge. Dog-Related Notes: None today but these trails are fine for dogs. 0000006441 00000 n What a day on tumbledown! 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Much tougher than what I’m used to, with lots of bouldering and a pretty steep incline, but the views and the lake make it absolutely worth it. 0000141507 00000 n There is a serious and steep chimney that is dangerous for these two on the Loop. 0000523755 00000 n The views were outstanding and made the hike up worth it! 0000134525 00000 n 0000012575 00000 n Tumbledown Mountain is located in the western region of Maine, North of Weld. 0000009009 00000 n Well maintained. 305 0 obj <>stream Hiked the loop yesterday. 0000129089 00000 n 0000136708 00000 n Loop Trail, Tumbledown Ridge Trail, Brook Trail, and Byron Road 5.5-mile loop, strenuous Tumbledown Mountain Tumbledown’s Furry Architect -70.558015, 44.731481 The Loop Trail enters the forest across Byron Road from a beaver pond. Some elevation and rock scrambling, although minor, which kept the trail interesting. What we did was to park at the Brook Trail head, walk up the road and then ascend via the loop trail. 0000425770 00000 n Refresh your self with a swim before you climb up to the tippy-top! I'd like to hike it in warm weather and swim in the pond! Rick and Linda are going to take the Parker Ridge Trail and meet us at Tumbledown Pond for our picnic lunch. ����jщ@R/ν��UwX����Ju�d�{��khc{�+2�=��1��O�P���fO��7��h7��}rVE�s�ۖ��'Q�9ŋJ�0���$�?�6u��=v1��ތ�lc�~��nJn���$�� =7_��p$ You will then reach a sign and blue markers (see my … 0000136557 00000 n 0000145963 00000 n 0000020802 00000 n startxref 0000061757 00000 n 0000007275 00000 n 0000531349 00000 n A breezy autumn day at Tumbledown Pond. Much harder than I expected. 0000010401 00000 n We came down the Brook trail and back to the parking area. 0000533377 00000 n 0000335657 00000 n Attacked with my 5 year old and my mom (63) who is not a hiker...but they did it! 0000004816 00000 n 0000011676 00000 n As you can see, a few wet areas too. It's not the tallest mountain in Maine, but exploring the area will provide some incredible views, beautiful plants and even a near-summit pond. 0000009372 00000 n 0000532552 00000 n 0000400627 00000 n 0000136673 00000 n 0000012847 00000 n So in June I put together a hike of Tumbledown Mountain and lead the hike. Read something else. 0000334830 00000 n 0000534818 00000 n You are not going to want to walk a mile back to your car after coming down. 0000126670 00000 n 0000021392 00000 n 0000403231 00000 n 0000534597 00000 n Pretty Epic !!! 0000196988 00000 n Johnny and Michelle were at the top of the trailhead when he took the picture of me. 0000004664 00000 n Aug 10, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by The Crux Productions. We took the Tumbledown Brook trail to the top. 0000145331 00000 n The Maine state bird, the black fly, is awake and blood thirsty. 0000105379 00000 n 0 0000135561 00000 n 0000018275 00000 n That section, approximately 1.5 to 2 miles in length and in and of itself is ironically not a loop at all. This trail can be used with the Loop Trail and the Brook Trail to make a nice loop hike. I think people do it, but I have three kids, and there’s no way in hell I would do that. Our friend Jon “Mountain Man” Moyer mentioned it would be a great one for my DD’s 35 for 35, so I immediately added it to my list. 0000050450 00000 n 0000008106 00000 n 0000021248 00000 n Convient aux couples; Convient aux enfants; Abordable; Convient aux grands groupes; Entrée gratuite; Aventure; Billets d'entrée. Photo by Ryan Linn . If you don't have an insulated camelback, invest in one because winter is here. It’s worth noting that the loop trail really isn’t suitable for small children (let’s say under 8 yo), and would be super sketchy carrying a baby frankly. My watch recorded a total of 5.7 miles starting at the Brook trail parking area (it does have signs) to the loop Trail that is about 1.2 miles further up the road on the right. Tumbledown Mountain is a mountain in Franklin County, Maine. 0000007967 00000 n The views are 100% worth it and so so beautiful. This looks unusual to me for a Maine vista in that there's no body of water visible in the picture. 127 179 0000006580 00000 n <<5C99FC0ECA3E9348B8C831B853DC9751>]/Prev 1316506>> 0000080004 00000 n Tumbledown Mountain is a mountain in Franklin County, Maine. The last 20 minutes to the top was absolutely grueling!! 0000141994 00000 n The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. 0000128483 00000 n Alpine tarn at summit is highest elevation pond in Maine. 0000183921 00000 n Took tumble down trail up which was nuts when you get to the metal ladder through a cliff !! 0000006027 00000 n 0000005888 00000 n 0000201648 00000 n 0000131877 00000 n Watch Queue Queue. À faire près de Tumbledown Mountain. 0000006719 00000 n 0000332773 00000 n 0000534708 00000 n 0000528651 00000 n This was definitely a tough trail. This modest 3,000-foot mountain offers a big New England mountain hiking experience. Tumbledown Mountain Trail is a 8.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Weld, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Soon we come to Tumbledown Rock, a huge boulder that at some point tumbled down off the mountain. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. 0000010350 00000 n There are two parking lots next to each trailhead. 0000055582 00000 n Loop up Brook down. 0000056781 00000 n 0000019139 00000 n trailer 0000130038 00000 n I suppose if you had a really small dog that you could just throw in your backpack from time to time it wouldn’t be too bad, but otherwise, a bigger dog, even if it’s athletic, it would have a rough time. Will hike this trail again. Most notably, the most difficult trail up (also the coolest) and the one that has the ladder in it toward the top is called the loop trail. Do people do that?? 0000021143 00000 n 0000021526 00000 n Mount Washington and others are visible in the distance. 0000337657 00000 n 0000136737 00000 n parked at Brook. 60 degrees and sunny. The trailhead is well - marked and provides a good parking area. 0000010769 00000 n Unbelievable epic hike! Tumbledown Pond Pond, 1700 feet east; Little Jackson Mountain Summit, 3700 feet northeast; Jackson Pond Pond, 1¼ miles northeast; Jackson Mountain Summit, 1½ miles northeast; Other Places. From the chimney to the summit of Tumbledown is a few hundred feet or so. I saw only 3 people all day. 0000521871 00000 n Tumbledown Ridge Trail The Tumbledown Ridge Trail starts at the pond outlet and traverses East Peak, descends to a saddle where it meets the Loop Trail, and continues to the summit of West Peak. 0000534547 00000 n Fat Mans Misery ain't no joke! 0000010299 00000 n We arrived at the parking lot for Loop Trail on Byron Road at 9:30 am. It’s also not a great section for dogs. 0000534242 00000 n 0000079163 00000 n Yesterday, I did a day-hike that ended up being a lot more punishing than I thought it would be, but it was one of the most rewarding I’ve been on in years. Easy first mile gives way to much steeper climb over boulder fields and numerous waterfalls. 0000336845 00000 n 0000534002 00000 n 0000525801 00000 n Old Blue, Elephant, and Bemis Mountains via Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail: Saddleback Mountain & Poplar Ridge, Tumbledown and Little Jackson via Parker Ridge Trail, Saddleback Mountain via Bald Mountain Trail, Tumbledown Pond via Parker Ridge Trail Loop, Long Pond and Sabbath Day Pond via Appalachian Trail, Tumbledown, Little Jackson, and Jackson Mountain. 0000172349 00000 n And not for sissies. 0000006997 00000 n I will for sure be doing this next year and probably every year to come until I can't anymore! 0000003876 00000 n Loop trail was challenging but views on the top of the mountain made it all worth it. Loop Trail: The Loop Trail begins roughly 5.8 miles down the Byron Road (roughly 1.5 miles beyond the Loop Trail. I'm no where near an "experienced hiker" lol So "Fat Man's Misery" turned into "Fat Woman's Misery" ... it was unlike anything I have ever hiked. The Tumbledown Mountain trail ascends steeply through the woods, with plenty of exposed roots and rocks on the trail. 0000035322 00000 n Nice trail. The mountain is a popular hiking spot in western Maine, with trailheads located on Byron Road in unincorporated Township 6, north of Weld. 0000141623 00000 n Easy first mile gives way to much steeper climb over boulder fields and numerous waterfalls. 0000009060 00000 n Tumbledown Mountain is also located near Coos Canyon, a mountain stream. 0000040614 00000 n The Loop Trail ends with an intersection with Tumbledown Ridge Trail, where hikers can turn left and hike 0.2 mile to reach the mountain’s west peak and summit at … It is often associated with Little Jackson Mountain, with which it shares its trail network. That the top of the trailhead is well - marked and provides stunning of. 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