Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Birch Mountain, ME
Trails: Park road, Brown's Point Trail, unofficial trail, Cove Trail, Loop Trail, Birch Mountain Ledges Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking pull offs just before the park gate which is closed for the season 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or easy to step over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, but the trails are generally well maintained and marked 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Today I decided to check out the trails in Peaks-Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft and Bowerbank. The park road is closed for the season, so I had to park about a mile away from the ranger station.

After a quick road walk, I started by hiking Brown's Point Trail. This trail leads through a variety of interesting forests before reaching a rock on the shore, which would likely be a great spot to swim in the summer. After doubling back a ways, I took an unofficial-looking trail, marked with flagging tape, which connected to the Cove Trail. The Cove Trail followed the shore for a short bit before reaching the beach area.

I then hiked the Loop and Birch Mountain Ledge Trail, which was my favorite trail in the park. This trail passed through some beautiful and interesting forests on the lower slopes of Birch Mountain with lots of moss and huge trees. At the end of the loop, I followed the park road back to my car.

It was a cold and blustery day, but it was perfect for a low elevation hike. The trails at Peaks-Kenny are very nice, and the picnic table sculptures are a great touch!  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-16 
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