Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bald Ledge, ME
Trails: Bald Ledge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot currently requires good clearance to get to (see my note in the comments). Parking lot is partially mud, so be careful where you park. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No unbridged crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is well marked and maintained  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would be good for dogs 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bald Ledge is a small peak with a 0.7 mile long trail up it, maintained by the Francis Small Heritage Trust. The most challenging part of this hike was getting to the trailhead. The parking lot is up a narrow road, and parking is discouraged on the more major roads before it. This narrow road recently had a bunch of dirt mixed with large sharp rocks dumped on it, which was never compacted. Good clearance was a must for getting to the parking area, which was half mud itself. I imagine this situation will get better as more people drive on it to compact it.

The trail itself was well marked and relatively straightforward. At the summit, a clifftop viewpoint provides a beautiful view east over Colcord Pond to the surrounding hills. This hike is now included in the Maine Mountain Guide, and it's a great hidden gem.  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-10-07 
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