|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Merrill Hill, ME|
||Access road, Merrill Hill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 10, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Sunday River ski area. South Ridge base area was hopping, but there was room to park. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Wanted to check this peak out before it gets developed into real estate/ski trails (scheduled over the next couple of years).|
Trails were mostly dry. Access road/ski trails adjacent to it were very busy; hoards of folks hiking down from the gondola.
Merrill Hill Trail branches off to the right near a height of land on the access road (marked with a hiker sign). Basically a gentle four wheeler trail until it reaches a future home development (chairs and an excellent view into Jordan Bowl). It then follows a dirt road for the development, then branches off to the right after a height of land. Thereafter, it climbs a bit more steeply up to some ledges, at this point just marked with surveyors' tape. The highpoint is marked with a cairn and has a nice view to Old Speck and Sunday River Whitecap.
Foliage is past peak, but there were some nice golden colors below the housing development road.
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.