|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Zircon, ME|
||Mt. Zircon Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 3, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Nice, large dirt parking lot off South Rumford Rd. Small wood sign in this lot directs hikers to Jeep trail and Mt. Zircon trail. This lot is 0.1 miles from the Jeep trail. Lot can easily hold 20 cars. All Maine plates on this fine weekend day. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||This is a popular trail. Dogs under voice control, or well mannered trail dogs do not have to be leashed. All others, please leash. All dogs on trail today were one of the above. Plenty of water on this trail for dogs (and humans too). |
||Not yet... |
|Lost and Found:
||Well travelled, popular, easy route up to a neat peak outside of Rumford. The Jeep trail is not blazed and does not need to be. Just keep walking until you pass the spring house, then keep walking until you see a very nice, handmade sign on the left naming the trail. From this sign to the summit the trail is well blazed in blue and is beautifully maintained. Very nice views over the Mahoosuc range to the Presidentials.|
Snow began about half way up the blue blazed Mt. Zircon trail. It is too shallow and spotty to require traction. Though we slipped and slid over small steeper sections, they just aren’t long enough or deep enough to break out any extra gear.
Tons of people out on the trail. But we all managed to stay spaced out enough to not compromise social distance rules.
Excellent spring water from pipe across from spring house. Still filtered it, though...
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.