Mystery Mountain is located on the 67-acre Rumford Point tract of Chadbourne Forestlands network owned by The Conservation Fund. The parcel was originally purchased as one working forest under the Chadbourne Tree Farm network. In 2020, the property was sold along with nearly 15,000 acres of Chadbourne Tree Farm land to The Conservation Fund (TCF), with Inland Woods + Trails acting as recreation manager. The parcel features the Mystery Mountain Trail, an easy, 1.5 mile out and back hiking trail, and the Sweet Fern Road, a high-quality woods road that connects to the Mystery Mountain Trail at the halfway point of the trail. From the parking area to the left of the driveway, the Mystery Mountain trail gradually gains elevation through a recently harvested forest stand for 0.3 miles before crossing the terminus of the Sweet Fern Road and ascending via switchbacks up a rocky hemlock-dotted ridge. The trail then traverses to two separate viewpoints overlooking Rumford Point, Sunday River Resort and the Presidential Range in White Mountains to the west. The trail ends at the second viewpoint, which is indicated by signage. It is marked with blue flagging tape and rock cairns. The trail is named Mystery Mountain due to the fact that the name of the mountain is… well, a mystery! Best to embrace the unknown.
Trails available & stats:
Traditional hiking trail and double track multiple use woods roads: 1.2 mi
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