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Pleasant Mountain
Denmark, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Ledges Trail
Looking down the Ledges Trail

Route: Ledges Trail

Though it was raining down south, it was a fairly dry day further north.

Starting at the trailhead, I jogged for about three quarters of a mile, switching over to a walking pace when the going got rough and the heat rougher. Though cloudy, the views from the ledges were quite nice. The air had a fall scent to it.

Reaching the summit, the views were strong - to the northwest, it was still a sunny day. After taking some time on the breezy summit, I headed back down, jogging again below the ledges.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Pleasant Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, August 24, 2007
Hike Commenced: 5:32 PM
Parking Elevation: 500'
Destination: Pleasant Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:32 PM
Summit Reached: 6:15 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:43
Trailhead Elevation: 500'
Summit Elevation: 2,006'
Distance: 1.8 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,526'
Hike Ended: 7:12 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:40
Hike Distance: 3.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,546'


Ledges Trail trailhead
Ledges Trail trailhead

Creeping Bellflower? near the summit of Pleasant Mountain
Creeping Bellflower? near the summit of Pleasant Mountain

Looking west at the White Mountains from Pleasant Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking west at the White Mountains from Pleasant Mountain

Topographic map of Pleasant Mountain - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From 302, take Mountain Road south past both base areas of Shawnee Peak Ski Area. About 2 miles after, the small parking area should be visible on the left side of the road. The Ledges Trail signs and trailhead are on the right side.

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