Mitchell Ponds Mountain

This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a faint herd path to follow once you leave the access trail. GPS, map and compass, and navigation experience is a must.

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet follow Limekiln Road to the Moose River Plains Road. Follow the Moose River Plains Road for around 5.5 miles to the trailhead on the right. Roughly 0.5 miles past Rock Dam Road.

Trail Description

From the same trailhead as you would use to approach Mitchell Ponds from the north follow this multi-use trail to the Shores of Upper Mitchell Pond. Pass by the spur trail to Lower Mitchell Pond and cross the small inlet on a sketchy bridge. Once across continue left on the main trail for a bit to get away from the wetlands and enter the forest here.

The forest is very open and grades are super easy. Keep on a heading to the east side of the ridge to gain the most views. As you crest the ridge the long open rocky spine will be right in front of you and apparent. The open rocky ridge/ledge west and is over a half mile long to the actual summit of Mitchell Ponds Mountain. Be very careful along the ridge it is steep and narrow.

Elevation

2480'

Round Trip Distance

6.2 miles

Estimated Round Trip Time

Family with Young Kids

  •  Not recommended

Experienced Hiker

  • 4 to 5 hours

Inexperienced Hiker

  • Not recommended
Location
Inlet, ,

This small peak is obscure with no real trail to the summit; but does have a faint herd path to follow once you leave the access trail. GPS, map and compass, and navigation experience is a must.

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet follow Limekiln Road to the Moose River Plains Road. Follow the Moose River Plains Road for around 5.5 miles to the trailhead on the right. Roughly 0.5 miles past Rock Dam Road.

Trail Description

From the same trailhead as you would use to approach Mitchell Ponds from the north follow this multi-use trail to the Shores of Upper Mitchell Pond. Pass by the spur trail to Lower Mitchell Pond and cross the small inlet on a sketchy bridge. Once across continue left on the main trail for a bit to get away from the wetlands and enter the forest here.

The forest is very open and grades are super easy. Keep on a heading to the east side of the ridge to gain the most views. As you crest the ridge the long open rocky spine will be right in front of you and apparent. The open rocky ridge/ledge west and is over a half mile long to the actual summit of Mitchell Ponds Mountain. Be very careful along the ridge it is steep and narrow.

Elevation

2480'

Round Trip Distance

6.2 miles

Estimated Round Trip Time

Family with Young Kids

  •  Not recommended

Experienced Hiker

  • 4 to 5 hours

Inexperienced Hiker

  • Not recommended

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