|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Noyes Mountain, ME|
||Noyes Trail, Perham Trail, Harvard Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 12, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Initial entrance off Richardson Hollow Road has a big dip, but thereafter there are no issues (parking in a field). |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Perham Trail is in fantastic shape. |
|Lost and Found:
||Noyes Trail is pretty much a field/road walk, except the last bit up to the loop split.|
Perham Trail has been completely rebuilt by the volunteer trail maintainer. The White Mountain National Forest Andro District told him he couldn't work on Albany Mountain anymore (after a decade of great work), so the local land trust picked him up off the waiver wire. Amazing work! Great stone steps, cribbed footbed, multiple excellent viewpoints. Felt like I was in Acadia.
Harvard Trail was kind of blah, as (clockwise) it goes from the mine site (neat) along a woods road, then as a trail over the wooded summit (no views). The trail maintainer is starting to work on the bottom of the Harvard Trail, installing steps and drainage, so this may become much nicer in the future.
Decent partly sunny afternoon weather (a few sprinkles later on). Foliage still mostly green, but did not some trees starting to turn nearby. Seemed like perhaps half the folks on the trails were heading to the mine, rather than hiking per se.
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.