Hiking in Franklin County
Hiking in Franklin County

Bald Mountain

Providing picturesque views of the Weld area, Bald Mountain is a local favorite with steady, steep hiking. This 2 mile round trip starts with a small stream crossing with large rocks that allow hikers to keep their feet dry. The trail follows a well-worn path through mixed hardwoods to a rounded ledge summit. The vast open peak affords breathtaking views of local and distant mountains and Weld area including Webb Lake. The trail head is located one mile south of Hills Pond, off Route 156 in Weld, Maine and is very simply marked.

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.

Since there are too many great trails to list, we encourage you to use Maine Trail Finder, a free online resource for people-powered trails in Maine. Search a growing database of four-season trails to find the right trail for your next adventure. Browse interactive trail maps, trail descriptions, pictures, and trip reports.

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