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Trip Log


Round Mountain
Albany, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Round Mountain Trail
The Round Mountain Trail

Route: Round Mountain Trail, Rock Castle Loop, bushwhack

Trails had some areas of minor mud and running water from the heavy early morning rains. The 'Rock Castle' was pretty neat - basically a cliff/large rock slide. Multiple nice viewpoints from the trails, reaching all the way to Mt. Washington. From the height of land on the Rock Castle Trail, we bushwhacked up to the summit in fairly open woods (though we had to skirt around a cliffband). While the summit was wooded, it appears there could be some views if one were to continue northwest.

Weather was much nicer than forecasted with mostly sunny skies.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Parking Elevation: 850'
Destination: Round Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:49
Trailhead Elevation: 850'
Summit Elevation: 1,827'
Vertical Gain: 1,057'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:41
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,057'

The trailhead off Hunts Corner Road
The trailhead off Hunts Corner Road

The Rock Castle
The Rock Castle

Looking southwest from the top Round Mountain vista - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest from the top Round Mountain vista

Topographic map of Round Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From near the Route 5 and 35 junction in Albany, take Hunts Corner Road southeast. The Round Mountain Trail trailhead and parking lot will soon be on the left.

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