Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Whitten Hill, ME
Trails: Goose Ridge Trail, Mink Run Cutoff Trail, Northern Headwaters Trail, Whitten Hill Trail, Bog Brook Trail, Hogback Connector Trail, Hemlock Hollow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 5, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roadside parking on Penney Road. Parking lot on Halldale Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The trails had some minor wet areas, but all were avoidable. All unbridged crossings had stepping stones or were easily hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are mostly lightly used, but they are very well maintained and marked 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some ticks in the field on the Northern Headwaters Trail 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Today's hike on Whitten Hill in Montville was about as good as a non-mountain hike can get! The area in and around Montville is really a hidden gem of uncrowded and remote feeling trails where you can get some good mileage in. I hiked a variety of trails on and around the hill making a figure-eight loop of sorts. All of the trails were well maintained and marked, with only some relatively minor and avoidable wet areas. The trails to the east of Halldale Road seemed especially lightly used, which is likely due to the closure of the trails to the summit of Hogback Mountain. There were lots of sights to see along the way including a cedar swamp, beautiful hemlock forest, farm fields, old stone walls, an old stone dam, and many picturesque brooks. The trails in this area are the perfect place to go wandering through the woods, and are worth a visit, if you've never been.  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-05 
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