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Long Mountain Trail

This trail climbs past Hidden Falls to the crest of Long Mountain's exposed west-facing ledges which offer impressive views of Western Maine and the White Mountains.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
4.40 miles, Round Trip
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The Long Mountain Trail begins just east of the parking lot at the trailhead. Cross a sturdy bridge with gravel ramps just before you get to the sign at the trailhead. The sign reads, “Long Mt. Trail, Hidden Falls 1.25 miles.” You’ll find a trail register on the path just a few feet past the trailhead. Many red arrows direct the way along the length of the route. The trail begins winding through marshy lowlands along well built bog bridges and soon begins following Mill Brook, headed east south east along the Brook and often crossing its small tributaries. At mile 0.5, take a left onto a dirt road and cross the brook on sturdy bridge. The trail continues on your right just after the bridge and continues heading upstream with the Brook on the right. You’ll spot small pools and cascades along the way as you slowly gain elevation.

At the start of the trail you’re hiking in a valley created by Bacon Hill to your right and the bottom ledges of Long Mountain on your left. As you rise out of the valley you’ll transition from a relatively young forest of mixed spruce and fir and deciduous trees to a majority young mixed hardwood forest. At mile 1.2 you’ll arrive at the Hidden Falls - a series of cascades and small waterfalls along Mill Brook. The trail leaves the stream bed and begins to head east. At mile 1.5 you’ll notice the trail getting steeper as you begin to switchback up the west face of the ledges of Long Mountain. There are occasional steeper sections and one ladder section. The trail ends at mile 2.2 where you’ll arrive at a large open ledge with sweeping westerly views of Western Maine, Mount Washington, Mount Adams, the Presidential Range, and the Carter-Moriah Range.

Other Information

Long Mountain is owned by private landowners. They maintain this trail at their own expense for public use. Please respect the property to help ensure it can remain open to the public. Camping and fires are not allowed and please carry out what you carry in.

Trail Manager

Long Mountain is privately owned. For more information please contact:

Bruce Barrett
Phone: (207) 527-2854

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Trailhead Information

The trailhead is marked with a wooden sign that reads “Long Mt Trail.” The parking area also serves a mountain bike trail network on Bacon Hill. Be sure to head left at the trailhead marker or you’ll miss the path up Long Mountain.

From the North: From Main Street in Bethel Village, head south on Vernon Street for 6 miles. Pass Sumner Bean Road on your left, and the next left is the trailhead.

From the South: From Main Street in downtown Norway, head west on ME-118W/Lake Road for 9 miles. At the sign for Papoose Pond Campground bear right onto Hunts Corner Road. Continue on Hunts Corner Road for 7.7 miles. At the old Albany Grange Hall, bear right onto Vernon Street. Continue for 0.9 miles and the trailhead will be on your right.

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man & dog
July 21, 2023
Pleasant hike. A few good ledges with views of the Presidential range, but no summit on the loop trail. Took us 3 hours to hike the entire loop, including a 15 minute lunch break. No technical climbing, more like a pleasant if at times strenuous walk. Not a challenge for our shepherd who ran ahead the whole way. The constant crossing of streams kept him plenty hydrated.
January 14, 2022
One of my new favorite hikes. Snowshoed the full north and south ridges. It's not on the map, but there is now a full loop after you hike in maybe 1.5 mi. Well worth doing the full loop. I logged 6.5mi total.
grumpy gnome
August 27, 2021
Thank You to the land owners. It's a nice little hiking trail. One problem we had was thinking we were headed to the summit. The trail goes well beyond the panoramic, scenic ledge. At some point before the summit, the trail simply disappears. Guess they're slowly adding to the trail system?
April 27, 2021
Follows descending streams all the way up, multiple small waterfalls and picturesque areas to stop. Three or four scenic ledges towards the top; snow capped Mt. Washington was close enough to touch (in a photo). Beautifully built and maintained area. Moves to the top of our favorites list.
August 06, 2020
Very enjoyable hike mostly following a brook. The first 1.5 miles was pretty easy meandering along the brook. After the second logging road crossing, the last mile got steeper, eventually with a few switchback up to the ridge line. The views to the west of Mount Washington and Mt. Adams, among others, were gorgeous. The trail was very well marked and maintained.
September 05, 2019
Beautiful hike! Great views to the west after a nice hike following the brook up the mountain. The hike is closer to 5 miles round trip and IGNORE the description of a ladder. We were hesitant to take our dog but the ladder is pointless and she went right around it. One of our new favourites...we will be back!!!
June 03, 2019
Not too steep, follows a brook most of the way up, great view at the summit. Solid trail.
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This trail passes through private property. Please respect the landowner and protect future access by staying on the marked trail and following all rules.

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