|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Little Jackson Mountain, ME|
||Little Jackson Trail, bushwhack, Parker Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 22, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked on Morgan Rd. I do not recommend parking on Morgan Road on a weekend; it is a single lane dirt road with very limited parking and little chance to turn around. You could find your self backing out the entire length of the road. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Very minimal |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Drinking water access is fine for the first third and the last third. The middle was above tree line with only a couple of places for a drink. This was the first good hike for our dog as he had a knee replacement at the beginning of summer; he did great. Finally the end of alot of short rehab walks |
|Lost and Found:
||People are slobs; trash near the pond ||
||This is the largest of the peaks that surround Tumbledown Pond. 360° views from the top!! Today was a glorious day. Any time I return to this area in the future I will head straight for Little Jackson. The loop we took was remarkably free of people (we saw 1) despite it being a beautiful weekday. The traditional Tumbledown trails (Loop & Brook) tend to attract huge numbers of people who show little respect for the outdoors. Our loop today barely touched the area that is so heavily utilized.|
From Little Jackson Peak to the pond we followed a bootleg trail that was very well marked from the summit. As this trail got close to the pond there was a bit of confusion but it all worked out pretty easily. We came right to a well marked intersection of the Parker Ridge Trail and the Pond Link Trail.
Parker Ridge Trail is another gem which I rarely hear about. It stays in open ledges for quite a while before it drops down into the woods.
Because the bootleg trail between the pond and Little Jackson Peak is so messy near the pond the only logical direction to hike this loop is to start by heading to Little Jackson and then working your way back to the pond.
On a weekend or holiday I would suggest parking at the Brook Trail trailhead and hiking the 1.1 mile access trail to the beginning of Little Jackson Rd
||Lost Dad |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.