A Hike Much More Enjoyable Than it’s Name
The Forks, Maine
2.7 miles roundtrip
Don’t let the mountain name discourage you from enjoying this very worthwhile hike, while the early season it can be rather buggy, it is a great hike in the summer and fall. This gem of a hike is located in The Forks, Maine.
Mosquito Mountain is a quick hike, it is considered a bit easy on the scale of hikes because of its short distance but that it is fairly technical at certain parts. It’s approximately 2.7 miles, a quick trip that makes Mosquito one of the best hikes for sunrises, sunsets or a fast midday trip with magnificent views. Follow the red paw prints of trail markers located on rocks and trees The overlook casts a perfect view of Lake Moxie and to the north, a view of Indian Pond, which provides the water for Kennebec River whitewater rafting trips.
If you go during late July – early September, keep your eyes open for some wild blueberry bushes! They make for a great snack on the peak of the mountain.
From Three Rivers head North on US-201 for about 3 miles. Take the right on to Lake Moxie Road, just before the bridge that crosses over the Kennebec River. Keep going down this road until you make it to the T-shaped intersection. Turn right onto Troutdale Road, take this dirt road for about another 2 miles. On the right side of the road there will be a big boulder with a red paw print on it, there will be a small clearing where you can park your car. From there enjoy your hike!