Hiking in Franklin County
Hiking in Franklin County

Bald Mountain
This popular, easy 40 minute hike follows a well-worn path cross Wilson Stream through mixed hardwoods to a rounded ledge summit. The vast open peak affords excellent views in all directions including Webb Lake, Sister Mountain Ranges and the Wilson Pond Region in Wilton. One mile south of Hills Pond, off Route 156 in Weld, Maine, this is a great hike for families with picnic tables located on the trails.

Bonney Woods
This North Street forested haven is located at the edge of downtown Farmington and is complete with easy walking trails, benches and an old fenced in cemetery. For more information, call 207-778-4215.

Cascade Falls
Enjoy a peaceful hike through native woods and wildflowers to an impressive natural gorge and waterfall. Follow Route 43 out of Farmington toward Allen's Mills. About 3 1/2 miles along Route 43, turn left on to the Mosher Hill Road and drive approximately 3 miles to a parking lot on the left hand side of the road.

Daggett Rock Trail
One of the world's largest glacier deposits, this 40 foot rock is now split into three pieces. Take Route 4 north out of Farmington to Route 142 in Phillips toward Salem. Cross the river at the old woolen mill. Take the second right on to Wheeler Hill Road, drive two miles and look for a sign to Daggett Rock on your right. This is a 1/3 mile hike.

Fitness Trail
This easy walking trail is located behind the Franklin Memorial Hospital on the Wilton Road in Farmington. Featuring well-maintained nature and fitness trails through hard pine plantings there are fitness stations located at spaced intervals with suggested and illustrated exercises at each stop. For more information, call 207-778-4215

Flint Woods
Features a nature trail with maintained hiking trails through trees and lowlands, offering many opportunities to spot wildlife. The trail is located on Anson Street in Farmington. For more information, call 207-778-4215.

Kineowatha Park
Located in Wilton on Wilson Lake, this park offers easy nature trails with small beaches.

Mt. Blue State Park
This park offers scenic picnic spots and nature trails of varying degrees. A naturalist leads scheduled hikes and programs during the summer months. Located about 14 miles northwest of Wilton, off Route 156 in Weld on Webb Lake. For more information, call 207-585-2347.

Tumbledown Mountain
While not the highest mountain in the area, Tumbledown Mountain with its three peaks, 700-foot cliffs and a pond near the summit stands out amongst its taller rivals. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Visit Franklin County and Maine Trail Finder to find more trails in area.


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