Klondike Mountain

Klondike Mountain almost surely got it's name during the great gold swindle in Lubec. Although the gold didn't pan out, Klondike Mountain is a gem of a property. Although only 150 feet in height, the summit of Klondike Mountain offers hikers panoramic views of the interior bays and out to Lubec, Campobello and Eastport.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
Length
0.6 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Lubec
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge, Grass
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The Klondike Mountain Trail starts from the southern side of the parking lot. Hikers will traverse through open fields dotted with apple trees. The trail skirts along the waterfront before climbing to the first peak, then over to the second peak. Rocky sections of the trail leading up to the peak may be slippery when wet.

The summit offers panoramic views of the surrounding communities, islands, bays and jagged shoreline. At certain levels of tide evidence of an old dam can be seen. The dam is remains of Fowler's Mill, used at different times as a plaster mill and grist mill.

Hikers can continue down from the summit. The short Fowler's Mill Pond Trail leads to an overlook near the dam remnants. Hike back and loop back to the lower field where the trail reconnects with the Klondike Mountain Trail.

Other Information

Please practice carry-in/carry-out and leave no trace ethics. Please do not carve graffiti or initials into the rocks, ledges or trees. For your safety, wear orange during hunting season. Fires, camping, ATV's and snowmobiles are not permitted. Visitors are welcome to pick apples from the trees for personal use.

The trails and interpretative materials at Klondike Mountain were created in collaboration with the Cobscook Community High School program at the Cobscook Community Learning Center during the 2013-2014 school year.

Trail Manager

Visit Downeast Coastal Conservancy online for more information or contact:

Downeast Coastal Conservancy

Downeast Coastal Conservancy
PO Box 760
Machias, ME 04654
Phone: (207) 255-4500
info@downeastcoastalconservancy.org
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Trail Tips

Leave What You Find
Respect natural resources, cultural and historic items, and wildlife by looking rather than touching.
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 in Whiting, turn onto ME Route 189 towards Lubec. In 9 miles, turn left on the North Lubec Road at McFadden's Variety Store. Continue 1 mile, look for the Klondike Mountain sign on your left at the top of the hill. Parking is in the field ringed with boulders.  

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