Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Ragged Mountain, ME
Trails: Route 17, Hope Street, Georges Highland Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is on the north side of Rt 17. Dirt lot with room for more than a dozen cars. I was the only one there all day it seemed. The lot was soft from recent rain but should be accessible by any car.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Trivial  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were blazed in blue and as far as I recall were pretty well blazed. No blowdowns that I remember.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. The ledges are pretty tame.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 2nd hike of the day during my 1st full days stay in Rockland after an OAB to Spruce and Pleasant Mtns across the street after a quick break in my car to refuel. The road walk along Rt 17 was nothing special but Hope St gives you some nice views of Ragged and walks by blueberry fields. Sorry for the confusion in trail names above but the GHP ascends to the summit THREE different ways so I felt it needed to be specified. I hiked the loop on the west side of the mountain ascending the trail further north from Hope St. The trail soon crossed the Round The Mountain Trail which is 1) new, 2) multi-use, 3) rumor has it may be added to the new guidebook, and 4) may not be finished at one end so seemed easiest to wait to redline this to me until a later date when things are clearer. In any case, something to be aware of and use to connect trails and avoid road walks which I most certainly did not think of this day.

The trails were a bit wet at times from recent rain. Some mud but zero snow/ice seen. The jct with the GHP from Barnestown Rd is clear. There’s a herd path here that one might mistake for a trail. The loop shown on Gaia just NW of Ragged Mtn does not appear to exist but there’s a multi-use trail that diverges just south of it (not shown on Gaia but shown on their maps). The views and terrain in this area and south of the mountain I found very interesting and I really enjoyed this section of the hike. Long contour out at the end of the hike and the trail again crosses (and I think briefly coincided with) Round The Mountain Trail. Gaia had me at 6.5mi, 1100ft of gain, just under 3hrs (includes the road walk).  
Name: Liam Cooney  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-07 
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