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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Pleasant Mountain
Denmark, ME

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

Route: Ledges Trail

Lower half of the ledges trail was well packed and could support bareboots. A little bit of blue ice near the first set of ledges. Maybe a foot of snow.

Upper half of the trail was softening up later in the morning, so snowshoes would be a good idea. Maybe 1.5 feet of snowpack.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Parking Elevation: 500'
Destination: Pleasant Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:40
Trailhead Elevation: 500'
Summit Elevation: 2,006'
Distance: 1.8 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,526'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:02
Hike Distance: 3.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,546'

Ledges Trail trailhead
Ledges Trail trailhead

Looking west from Pleasant Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking west from Pleasant Mountain

Topographic map of Pleasant Mountain

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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