|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Forest Legacy Trails, ME|
||Skid Road, Timberland Trail, Shoreline Trail, Skyline Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, November 6, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The Mud Pond Road to the parking area was very muddy due to melting snow and would be unsuitable for 2wd vehicles due to this. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All were easily hopped |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are generally clear with the exception of the Skyline Trail between Mud Pond and the Drop Down Trail. This section had a number of blowdowns and was overgrown in places. |
||Would be good trails for dogs |
|Lost and Found:
||I decided to explore a trail system today that I didn't know very much about and was pleasantly surprised. The trailhead for the Forest Legacy Trails in Adamstown is located at the end of the Mud Brook Road off of Route 16. Mud Brook Road was very muddy today due to the melting snow and would probably not be good for 2wd vehicles. |
I hiked along the Skid Road for a little while, before turning left onto the Timberland Trail. This led down to the Shoreline Trail and the shore of Cupsuptic Lake. The Shoreline Trail leads along the shores of Cupsuptic and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes while passing some campsites and beautiful old growth spruce forest.
At the end of the Shoreline Trail, I followed the Skyline Trail past frozen Mud Pond and over a nameless mountain, which offered filtered views through the bare trees. The Skyline Trail eventually returned me to where I parked at the end of Mud Brook Road.
Although the trails seem lightly used, they are generally clear and well-marked. However, the milage on the signs varied widely in accuracy and sometimes contradicted each other.
||Sam Shirley |
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.