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Mount Tire'm

This short and rewarding hike climbs to the ledge top of Mount Tire'm (also spelled Tir'em) with excellent views to the southeast over Bear Pond, Keoka and Long Lakes, and Pleasant Mountain.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
1.2 miles, Round Trip
Moderate, Advanced
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge


This hiking trail starts from an unmarked trailhead but is well-defined and easy to spot from Plummer Hill Road. The trail climbs steeply for 0.5 miles before reaching a rock ledge lookout over Keoka Lake. From here, the trail ascends more moderately for 0.1 miles and finally reaches the granite ledges of the summit. Despite trees, there are fantastic views that open up from the east to the south. A large glacial erratic, known as 'The Bear Cave' lies hidden within the trees behind the summit. A deep cleft runs through the boulder and there are small caves to explore.

Other Information

Trail erosion is a concern on the trail; foot traffic only please.

Trail Manager

For more information about this trail, please contact:

Town of Waterford

Town of Waterford
366 Valley Rd
Waterford ME 04088
Phone: (207) 583-4403
Fax: (207) 583-6433
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.
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Trailhead Information

From the junction of ME-35 and ME-37 in Waterford: travel 500 feet south on ME-35/37 and then turn right onto Plummer Hill Road. The trailhead is a short distance past the Congregational Church on the left. There is space for four cars on the roadside pullout near the trailhead. If these spaces are full, please park at the Congregational Church and walk to the trailhead.

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May 27, 2019
A lovely and well laid-ouit trail to a neat little summit with a limited, yet stunning view. Don't miss the wonderful boulder garden 250' north of the viewpoint in the woods.
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