“Smaller run with a great view of the Saco River Valley.”
— Kyle Ball
The ledges can be slippery when wet.
Features: Fall Colors — Spring — Views — Wildlife
Not ideal for trail running (e.g. steepness).
A low-traffic trail with great views of the Moat Mountain ridge and Saco River Valley. Park in a gravel parking area on the east end of Eagle Ridge Road.
The path starts off a cross-country ski trail (seen on the imagery). The trail has a short approach followed by a continuous incline of moderate difficulty through hardwood forests and ending in spruce/fir forests and exposed granite. A great trail for intermediate runners as well as for a family outing. It is 1.6 miles one-way (3.2 round-trip).
Once you've admired the views and the mining history, simply return the way that you came.
Special feature: There is an old mining exploration site next to the trail which will look like a large four-foot wide hole in the granite and is seven feet deep.
Flora & Fauna
Typical northern hardwood transitional forest. Sugar and red maples, paper birch, red spruce and balsam fir.