One mountain kept coming up; Tumbledown. There is a gravel parking... Start at parking-place, make it to the top and chose a route to hike back down. The plan: hike up to Tumbledown Pond and camp for the night by myself. The trail itself has a gradual incline over the course of the 1.15 miles to get to the top. They were held by the Argentine 5th Naval Infantry Battalion (BIM 5), a reinforced, cold weather trained and equipped, Marine battalion. Jun 6, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Marc Maheu. This modest 3,000-foot mountain offers a big New England mountain hiking experience. If you use the odometer...1.4 miles leads you to a slight road-like thing that, after going in about .1 miles DOES have blue blazes!! A sign along the road also indicated that the road to the trailhead is closed November through May. North America's premiere trails guide for day hiking trails in ME, North America with GPS waypoint exchange, trail stats and descriptions, driving directions, photos, maps, and community posted trail reviews. It is rated as advanced/difficult. Thanks again. To hike the loop, continue driving down Byron Rd to the second parking area to take the Loop Trail up. It is often associated with Little Jackson Mountain, with which it shares its trail network. Once there, the hike becomes a little steeper going up large boulders, but you won't mind too much because there is a gorgeous view of the lush forests of Maine dotted with so many lakes! Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. We took the Tumbledown Brook trail to the top. There are a few steeper sections near the top, but completely manageable even for a beginner. Please submit any useful information about climbing Tumbledown Mountain that may be useful to other climbers. There are parking areas located about a tenth of a mile AFTER the trail head. It is located at the following coordinates: (44.7501, … Tumbledown Mountain, ME: Trails: Brook Trail: Date of Hike: Monday, May 4, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Byron Rd is snow free and dry from the Weld side. Hopefully this will continue to be allowed because so much trash is being left that they are considering banning camping. From the Brook trail to the Loop trail (making a popular looP) is about 1.3 miles...not 1.4. There are also blue blazes (very old and faded) that lead off from inside the parking lot. Remember publications vary with information. Tumbledown Mountain is a mountain in Franklin County, Maine.The mountain is a popular hiking spot in western Maine, with trailheads located on Byron Road in unincorporated Township 6, north of Weld. Time: 3 hrs. Park in the lot across the road from the trailhead. The Loop Trail ascends to the Tumbledown Ridge Trail from a trailhead on Byron Road, and by descending on the Brook Trail you can make a loop with Byron Road that is about 5.6 miles. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Tumbledown Mountain, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. But these disappear not long after this. Added by: Danielle Tourigny Edit Caption Delete Photo Keep track of trails you have done or want to do. North Peak rises above the slabs of East Peak. I'd heard about this mountain, with its fairly short trails, both easy, and quite difficult and it's beautiful mountain pond suitable for swimming. Distance from the trailhead to the pond outlet is 2.2 miles with approximtely 1,700 feet of elevation gain. Though short, the Tumbledown Mountain Loop Trail is an extremely challenging hike involving a large amount of rock scrambling and a climb through a narrow hole in the rocks using rungs. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. I want to do. View of Tumbledown peaks from Tumbledown Pond, Weld, ME. Tumbledown Lake is located in the the Madison Range and is considered a quintessential hike in the Taylor Fork region. Town: Weld, ME. Lots of people swam in the lake and it wasn't too cold. The trail winds through open meadows, past waterfalls, into a thick conifer forest and up to a giant basin filled with wild flowers. Routes Camping on the mountain is also allowed if you want to backpack in and enjoy a sunrise or sunset view. This easy day hike is near the town of Weld in Franklin County. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more! Tumbledown Mountain Trailhead. In the Falcon Guide, the AMC Maine Mountain Guide, and the DeLorme map...the name of this courned is WELD corner. We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. This scenic campsite is located right on A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm property in western foothills of Maine. It has an elevation of 931 meters above sea level. Mount Washington and other are visible in the distance. print.  - Out-and-Back Trail. The difficulty: there’s no winter trailhead for Tumbledown, since the Byron Road isn’t plowed in winter. Check out this guide for more information about Tumbledown Mountain: More Information. (6 ). The Battle of Mount Tumbledown was an engagement during the Falklands War.Mount Tumbledown, Mount William and Sapper Hill lie west of the Falkland Islands capital Stanley and due to their proximity to the capital, were of strategic importance during the 1982 War. To keep the hike as short as possible, the hike can be an out and back at 5.6 miles, but if you wanted to make it a loop that is possible and adds only an additional 2 miles or so. Posts about Tumbledown Mountain written by Undercover Hiker. adventures and follow local regulations. 148 were here. I've attached to this object a picture of the trail map that is at the trail head of the brook trail. The Outbound works best with JavaScript enabled. Rate this Adventure add gps. "Remember that behind every sleazy lawyer is a sleazy client.". Parking is in a signed lot just past the trailhead. I did this. However, Names and Places might be different, I would ask a local person. We were there today (9-20-08) and they have updated the trail system. There were not very many steep sections before reaching the lake. add review. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your edit text We parked at the trail head for the Brook Trail and walked up the road to the Loop Trail. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. So...if it doesn't clearly STATE it's the trail...it isn't. Loop Trail, Tumbledown Ridge Trail, Brook Trail, and Byron Road 5.5-mile loop, strenuous Tumbledown Mountain Tumbledown’s Furry Architect -70.558015, 44.731481 The Loop Trail enters the forest across Byron Road from a beaver pond. Ladders are present so dogs are not recommended. Having hiked most of Maine's mountain areas, I would put this on a list of must see mountains in Maine. It is West End Road. There are also fish in the lake if you were interested in hiking up with a fishing pole! Join the trailpeak community. To keep the hike as short as possible, the hike can be an out and back at 5.6 miles, but if you wanted to make it a loop that is … A short drive to campsite during... We welcome you to stay here at Darnit Brook on Piper Ranch, Buckfield, Maine. The only two other cars there today (plus mine) all parked in the lot and not on the skirt across from the trailhead. Take the Little Jackson Connector, then climb via Parker Ridge Trail over open ledges yielding fabulous views of Webb Lake and Mt. (19), Comments Going straight on this road puts one on to Byron Rd., also signed, very quickly. However, when you get there...there is a big sign labeling it WEBB corner. Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: fall summer From: EMS Augusta . Be the first to submit your climbing note! There is a restroom near the start of the hike if you need it. Hike Tumbledown Mountain. Only two hours from Portland, Tumbledown Mountain is a perfect day hike if you are looking for something fairly short with 360 degree views! Please bring a face covering, water, lunch, and plenty of snacks. The mountain is a popular hiking spot in western Maine, with trailheads located on Byron Road in unincorporated Township 6, north of Weld.It is distinguished by an alpine pond (known locally as Crater Lake or Tumbledown Pond) just below the summit. Cool! Even more difficult: almost nobody attempts Tumbledown in winter, so there’s no info online about parking or attempting the hike. You'll enjoy the melodious sounds of Tumbledown Brook as you wind your way up … Only two hours from Portland, Tumbledown Mountain is a perfect day hike if you are looking for something fairly short with 360 degree views! We took the Brook Trail up to the summit (which passes by the alpine lake) and then followed it back down. Ascending the Loop Trail on Tumbledown Mountain, Weld, ME. Looking across Tumbledown Mountain from Tumbledown Ridge. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The Loop and Brook Trails have their trailheads on the North side of Weld-To-Byron Road, and the Parker Ridge Trail has its trailhead at the end of Morgan Road. I can't believe I waited so long to visit. Please feel free to eMail me: HikingTurtle, View Tumbledown Mountain Image Gallery - 68 Images. Please explore responsibly! Click numbers to jump to descriptions. (68), Climber's Log Entries add photo. The distance is not quite on. The view is absolutely incredible and a very easy day trip. It's a best bang for the buck hike. You'll be tenting in the Maine wood... Coos Canyon is right off of route 17 in Byron, ME. There is another trailhead off of route 4, which would lead t... Getting to Rapid River can be a bit of a trek, as the 10 or so miles leading to it is a maze of logging roads and the cell service is spotty at best. The trail head, while very well marked, can be difficult to find (especially once you've spied the sign for the parking lot and are foculsed on this. It is distinguished by an alpine pond (known locally as Crater Lake or Tumbledown Pond) just below the summit. Natural Heritage Hikes Bigtooth aspen leaf 0 00.2 .4 0.8 1.2 1.6 Miles There is now a trail going to North Peak it starts on the Tumbledown Ridge Trail about half way up West Peak. Tumbledown Mountain is accessed via (going from West to East) the Loop Trail, Brook Trail, Parker Ridge Trail, and the Pond Link Trail. Access: Good gravel road to trailhead, no pass required Tumbledown Mountain is a scenic gem in the Maine Appalachians. Once you are on the trails...they are VERY WELL marked. Tumbledown Mountain (3,068 ft) in Weld, Maine, is a beloved hike to many Mainers, due to its accessibility and the unique nature of Tumbledown Pond near the summit (this pond is a geological feature called a “tarn”). I need to get up there and check it out so I can update the page. All Rights Reserved. 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