Blueberry Mountain Trail

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Trailhead

From South: At the intersection of ME Route 142 and 156 in Weld, head north on ME Route 142 toward Philips about 3.8 miles until you see a sign on the left indicating the entrance to the Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp (a dirt road). Turn on to this road and drive uphill for almost 1.5 miles.  The road ends at the Bible camp buildings (look for Diradoudian Lodge) where there is plenty of room to park your car.

From North: From Philips, the Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp is 8.7 miles from the intersection of ME Route 4 and 142.  There should be a sign indicating the entrance to the Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp (a dirt road). Turn on to this road and drive uphill for almost 1.5 miles.  The road ends at the Bible camp buildings (look for Diradoudian Lodge) where there is plenty of room to park your car.

Description

At 2890 feet in elevation, Blueberry Mountain is one of the lesser known and hiked trails in the Weld region.  However, the summit offers some of the best views of the Maine High Peaks Region.  On a clear day hikers can see the nearby peaks of Jackson, Tumbledown, Bald, and Mt. Blue, as well as more distant peaks including, Saddleback, Spaulding, Mt. Abram, North and South Crocker, Sugarloaf, and on very clear days the Bigelow Mountains Range and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. 

The Blueberry Mountain Trail leaves from the Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp parking lot.  There is no sign but with the main lodge behind you, look for a path to the right of the parking lot that leads to an athletic field.  Follow this into and directly across the field into a hardwood forest, where the path continues following an old woods road.  After about 100 yards the trail bears right leaving the woods road, and begins to climb steadily.  Dark blue paint blazes on rocks and trees mark the way, and even though these are spaced at long intervals, the trail is clearly trodden from years of use, and it is not hard to locate. 

The trails passes through Maple, Yellow-birch, and Gray birch forest stands, and hikers have a good chance of seeing signs of wildlife on the way.  At higher elevations, spruce, fir, and white birch dominate the forest stands before the trees give way to low scrub and blueberry bushes. 

Once above tree line, follow the cairns (rock piles) to the summit which is recognized by its large cairn, geological survey marker, and spectacular views.

Trail Manager

This trail is managed by the Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands. Visit their website or directly contact:

Maine Division of Parks and Public Lands
Western Public Lands Office
PO Box 327
Farmington, Maine 04938
Phone: (207) 778-8231
peter.d.smith@maine.gov

Comments (3) Add Comment

avatar kirsten1884August 31, 2012, 3:49 am EST

My daughter and I hikes this trail last Sunday! Amazing panoramic view!

avatar john1028July 21, 2013, 12:05 pm EST

Very nice hike, it has to be one of the highest reward for effort hikes in Maine. It's a bit steeper than we expected, but nothing treacherous. This hike is a keeper for sure.

avatar MarcSeptember 14, 2013, 4:47 pm EST

Hiked this trail today, 14 Sept 2013. Although today was one of those perfect early fall days in Maine, it's been raining in the area for the past couple days and the track up was a little damp today. Not a big concern during the trek up more of one coming down, always Leary about slipping on a wet rock.The view from the summit were wonderful. It was especially nice seeing Mount Blue, since I had hike there last weekend -which was another nice hike. I found this hike to be moderate but too short

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A cairn completes Blueberry Mountain's exposed summit
A cairn completes Blueberry Mountain's exposed summit
Photo courtesy:Ken Gross

This hike is an uphill, sometimes steep, climb to the top of Blueberry Mountain where hikers are rewarded with 360 degree views of the Maine High Peaks Region from Blueberry Mountain’s summit.

Quick Facts

Activity
  • Hiking / Walking
TownTownship 6 North of Weld
DifficultyModerate
Length2.4 miles, Round Trip
Surfacedirt
PetsPermitted
FeesNo
Other ActivitiesNone

Current Weather

April 23, 2014
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