Hedgehog Mountain Trail

Trailhead

The trailhead is located at a rest area on the west side of Route 11, approximately 12.5 miles north of Portage and 7.5 miles south of Eagle Lake. The trail begins in the woods of the southwest corner of the rest area, 30 yards from the edge of the parking lot. The rest area has very nice restrooms and three sheltered picnic tables.

Description

The Hedgehog Mountain Trail is a forest floor hiking trail leading up the south ridge of Hedgehog Mountain. Though the trail is relatively short at only ¾ of a mile to the summit, the trail is fairly steep and is a good workout. Shortly after the trail begins, it leads through the yard of an old hunting camp. Once the summit is reached, hikers can relax at a picnic table and enjoy the splendid view of the North Maine Woods, Portage Lake, Fish River, and St. Froid Lake to the south and west. On clear days, Carr Pond Mountain can be seen to the southwest, as well as Deboullie Mountain and Black Mountain to the northwest.

Hedgehog Mountain Land Trust INC.
PO Box 250
Eagle Lake
Maine
04788

Photos

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Hedgehog Mountain summit
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The Rest Area
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No Camping sign
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Restrooms at the Rest Area
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Sheltered picnic
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Sheltered picnic
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Sheltered picnic
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Trailhead
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Hedgehog Mountain trail
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Picnic at the summit
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Viewing west from the summit
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Carry in Carry out
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