Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Phillip, ME
Trails: Mt. Phillip Trail, access trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Medium-sized parking lot that could maybe fit a dozen cars plus an overflow lot 0.2mi SW along Rt 225. Wouldn’t surprise me if the main lot got plowed but I don’t know.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is easy to follow and is marked with blue diamonds with “7”s on them tacked to trees. I think this is the conservation area or land trust or something. Other nearby trails are marked with them as well. I don’t recall any blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 4th little redline of the day after Round Top, Sanders Hill, and French Mtn. I hiked it counterclockwise as the guidebook describes though it could be done easily in either direction. Gradual ascent up with a steeper pitch just before the summit ledges. Partial view from the summit. Some yellow blazes around the summit that would seem to mark a boundary. I missed the sharp left turn as it seems many do from the ledges but it is marked. Not too long after this turn, there’s another turn and the trail is defined by rope on one side presumably so you don’t miss the turn. Seemed a bit of an oddity. No snow/ice. There’s a trail to an overflow lot 0.2mi SW along Rt 225 that is not shown on Gaia or described in the guidebook but I imagine may be in the next edition so I walked it to 225 then walked up the road to the main parking lot. Including the spur trail to the lot and the road walk, Gaia had me at 2mi with 425ft of gain. Took me 50-55min to complete.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-02 
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