Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Christopher, ME
Trails: Odyssey Trail, Mt. Christopher Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 29, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The camp office will advise you what the best place to park is that day. They ask that you check in before and after your hike. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All unbridged crossings were easily hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are well marked and maintained with only a few minor blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sampson had a great time 
Bugs: Not an issue  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Although I have hiked every trail described in the Oxford Hills section of the Maine Mountain Guide, there are still numerous mountains which I have yet to summit in the region that are not listed in the Guide. Mount Christopher in Greenwood was one of these. The mountain has a network of trails starting from the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp. The camp asks that you check in before and after your hike in the camp office. They will also advise you where you can park on that particular day.

We started our hike on the Odyssey Trail. This blue blazed trail makes a roughly one mile long loop on the lower slopes of the mountain, and it was a great way to start the hike while gaining a bit of elevation. We then turned onto the red blazed Christopher Mountain Trail. We were hiking the loop counterclockwise, which meant that we were treated to a very gradual ascent. The trail follows an old road for some distance, before turning off onto a footpath.

At the summit, there is a glacial erratic and an excellent clifftop viewpoint to the east. We spent over an hour there, enjoying the beautiful weather. We then descended the much steeper east part of the loop, down to Bryant Pond. The remaining part of the trail was an easy walk along the shore of the pond back to the camp parking lot.

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice this hike was. The trails are very well marked and maintained, and the summit was well worth the rather minimal effort required to get there. In total, our home was just under 4 miles, but it would be about 2.5 if we hadn't hiked the Odyssey Trail first. It was a very enjoyable hike and it is an easy one to recommend to anyone looking for a relatively easy mountain to climb with a great payoff!  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-29 
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