Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Battie, ME
Trails: Mt. Battie Trail, Mt. Battie Road, Carriage Road Trail, Carriage Trail, Tablelands Trail, Adam’s Lookout Trail, Megunticook Trail, Nature Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the surprisingly small lot for what I imagine has to be the very popular Mt Battie Trail. I believe there were two other cars when I arrived at 1pm and I was the last at 4:45pm. Probably room for about a half dozen. A sign says the lot is closed from sunset to 6am. Dirt but easily accessible by any car.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I don’t recall any on this route  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most trails in the area are both blazed in blue and have some sort of symbol on them marking them. Mt Battie Trail has blue circles, the two carriage road trails may have just been blazed in blue, Tablelands Trail had red squares, Adam’s Lookout had purple diamonds, Megunticook yellow stars, and Nature Trail in blue stars I believe. No blowdowns that I recall and trail signs were intact as I recall.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The scrambling on Mt Battie Trail is relatively easy so most hiking dogs could probably handle it.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: A very late trail report for my second hike on my second full day of hiking staying in Rockland. Route: Mt Battie Trail —> Mt Battie rd —> Carriage Rd Trail —> OAB on southern portion of Carriage Trail —> Carriage Trail to —> Tablelands Trail north to —> Megunticook Trail south to —> Nature Trail west —> OAB on short section of Tablelands Trail north —> Tablelands Trail south to —> Mt Battie Trail —> car.

Most snow had melted or was otherwise non-existent at least on the south side of Mt Battie. That said, ice was an issue namely on Mf Battie where caution was needed. If memory serves correctly, spikes may have been more useful here than on Megunticook and such where I was earlier and there was just a think film. In any case, I’d carry them but be aware they may not be practical. No views unfortunately with everything in the cloud but I checked out the tower with some icy step and the informational panels regarding Mt Battie’s history at the summit. The short section of the auto rd I was on could be slick. The section of Megunticook Trail I was on was not icy. It was the section just above it that had lots of black ice earlier in the day. Coming down the Mt Battie Trail as it was getting to be pretty dark was…interesting. Got off trail a bit but no matter. Too lazy to get out a headlamp. Gaia had me at 6.5-6.75mi, 1800ft of gain, just under 3hr45min.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-14 
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