|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Number Four Mountain, Baker Mountain, ME|
||Number Four Mountain Trail, Baker Mountain Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, November 11, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking area (on Meadow Brook Road - accessed approx. 13 miles north of Greenville) is 300 ft. to the north of the TH (just after a small bridge over Lagoon Brook). Easy to find. Room for 4-5 cars.
Note that the otherwise excellent signage upon entering Meadow Brook Road says "3 miles". It is exactly 4 miles to the parking lot.
Road is good but there are pot-holes, protruding rocks and a couple of culverts which are beginning to wash out. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Small blowdown halfway up Number Four Mountain trail but otherwise no obstacles of any kind.
Clear signs of recent trail-work and the trails are in superb condition and clearly marked. Chapeau to trail-crew / adopter(s).
||Excellent trail for dogs and Brandy had a fine time. Other than a small stream just at the beginning of the Number Four Mountain there is no water. |
|Lost and Found:
||The best description we could find is on Mainetrails.com. It is clear and accurate.|
The Baker Mountain trail is a super-nice walk on a bed of pine-needles almost the entire way.
The junction with the snomo corridor (described in various reports and documents) is obvious and well-marked. It means a turn to the left (east) for ~150 ft. and then a turn to the right (south) when heading towards Baker. Signage at both turns. Trails north of this junction are blazed in blue. The route to the south is marked with red diamonds all the way to the top. Very easy to follow.
There are canisters on both summits.
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.