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Flying Mountain Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 237' 72 m
Descent: -250' -76 m
High: 266' 81 m
Low: 30' 9 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Chevon Powell

An easy rock step trail leading to a quiet and peaceful outlook.

Chevon Powell

Features Fall Colors · Views

Runner Notes

Rocks and roots are particularly dangerous.

Description

From the parking lot, you'll see two trailheads; Flying Mountain is the closest to the road. This trail has a number of stone steps right from the start, making it fairly easy to find. The short trail takes you to a beautiful overlook of a small town and waterways. To the east, you'll be overlooking Somes Sound and Northeast Harbor. Enjoy the scenic views, as many of the other trails look the opposite direction!

Most of your journey will take you under fairly dense tree cover, which provides shade in the summer months and a colorful run in the fall. All of those trees also mean that there are plenty of roots, so keep an eye out for them.

Don't forget to find the 1934 Reference Marker before heading back down to your vehicle!

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Jun 12, 2019
John Clark
Very short and fast, steep .3 miles up though. 1.5mi
Aug 14, 2018
Joshua Howard
1.5mi
Jun 14, 2018
Justin M
Hike with kids 1.5mi

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  4.1 from 8 votes

#7213

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#98

in Maine

#7,213

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Photos

View from Flying Mountain overlook
Aug 14, 2019 near Tremont, ME
View from Flying Mountain overlook
Aug 14, 2019 near Tremont, ME
Flying Mountain Summit Marker
Aug 14, 2019 near Tremont, ME
Dog Mountain cliff from Valley Cove beach area
Aug 14, 2019 near Tremont, ME
Marker at the overview.
Feb 2, 2016 near Tremont, ME
On Flying Mountain.
Apr 15, 2016 near Tremont, ME

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