Hiked the Blueberry loop trail, plus the out n back to Speckled, on Saturday 11/07/20. This is a moderate loop trail to Blueberry Mountain in White Mountain National Forest. Beautiful views at the top and pretty easy route back down. Also, a note about the road: no potholes right now on the dirt portion, but some protruding rocks of decent size, so just take it slow and be extra careful if you have a lower car (my Prius was fine). Rattlesnake pool is awesome too. A lot of switchbacks which I’m not biggest fan of, but it makes the trail very moderate. We underestimated the trail and there’s one point where you’re on your hands and knees in order to climb vertically. Blueberry Mountain, ME: Trails: White Cairn Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail, Overlook Loop, Stone House Trail, road walk: Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked near route 113 and walked one mile to the "Summer" parking lot on Stone House road to begin the loop. White rough-sawn walls. Location: Evans Notch Mileage: about 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: about 1,100 feet Trailhead Coords: 44.252, -70.9914 Terrain Map: Blueberry Mountain via White Cairn and Stone House trails on EveryTrail.com. The "lot" does only have about six spaces, but there is definitely enough room to pull off to one side of the road and still allow cars to pass. This is a great hike with much exposed ledge up top. The view is great though, as was Rattlesnake Pool! It takes a small detour (but still really well marked!). The trail it's self was decent but the marking was terrible. The foliage was still peaking at certain elevations this day and even after a decent amount of rain the night before the trail was in good shape. Stacked stone archways. Beautiful day and wonderful views!! It's a great trail and I would say borders on easy except that there are a lot of smaller rocks on much of the trail to help with erosion, if you aren't steady on your feet, this could be a bit of an issue, but probably not for most. Little muddy and very buggy at trailhead but not so much the higher up you go. Rafflesnake pool was very refreshing near the end of the hike and very popular on a hot August Sunday afternoon. Great hike on a well maintained trail. Arrived at the parking lot just be Distance (round trip): 3.6 miles. Blueberry Mountain via Stone House Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 7.7 kilomètres peu fréquenté situé près de Bethel, Maine. The trail it's self was decent but the marking was terrible. Once you get to the top and see signs to continue down head left and look for look out loop sign and follow the rock piles. Definitely difficult though. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. We hiked up White Cairn Trail to Blueberry Ridge Trail, then … White Cairn is much steeper, glad we did it that way. On the ridge, but a mix of open and tree-covered. Very very cold water but a great end to the loop. The AllTrails map is wrong on the top of the Stone House Trail just before the vista loop at the peak of blueberry mountain. Really lovely views, so definitely do the loop. Looks like the Stonehouse trail has been changed towards the top from what the All Trails map shows. East and West Royce Mountain via Royce Trail, Evans Notch - Blueberry Mountain Loop Trail, Bickford Brook Trail to Speckled Mountain, Shell Pond Loop from Evergreen Valley Road [PROPRIÉTÉ PRIVÉE]. Next time we will go up White Cairn trail to the summit. and up ridge to Speckled. You’ll want to start your journey in the town of Gilead. The white cairn trail was well marked with yellow blazes, gradual accent thru a Beech tree forest with a zillion leaves on the trail (glad I had hiking poles). Beautiful day and wonderful views!! The white cairn trail was well marked with yellow blazes, gradual accent thru a Beech tree forest with a zillion leaves on the trail (glad I had hiking poles). As you near the top you will understand where the trail gets its name. SPECKLED MOUNTAIN & BLUEBERRY MOUNTAIN ... 1922: CTA opens new trail from Stone House to Blueberry Mtn. Or the lime-washed oak ceilings. Yellow blazes of the Blueberry Mountain Trail . Blueberry Mountain via Stone House Trail is a 7.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bethel, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Very very cold water but a great end to the loop. Trailhead: Approximately 7 miles north of the Stow Corner Store, turn right onto Stone House … The view was an incredible payoff. Then the trail hits a steep climb up stone-boulder steps...a nice surprise. Blueberry Mountain. Definitely difficult though. Great hike on a well maintained trail. I really loved this hike!!! Great fall views. Got a little muddy in some spots but overall the trails are in great shape and well marked. These posts have been tagged with Blueberry Mountain (Benton) NH, or … Parking is available at the base of the Stone House Trail along Stone House Road and a good place to drop a car at the end of the hike. The trail ducked into the woods and then came to a nice ledge where we decided to enjoy lunch. Blueberry Hill (Mountain) is one of the nicest unmarked trails on the Island. Still see something wrong? A perfect spot for a picnic or a snack! At the junction of Blueberry Ridge Trail and Stone House Trail, go left to follow Blueberry Ridge Trail. It gets a bit steep toward the top, but I would say similar to Mount Tire'm and easier to summit than Singepole Mountain. Rattlesnake pool is awesome too. Great little hike. Great views and nice moderately used trail. Hiked 5-31-20. On the way down I jumped into the Rattlesnake Pool. The loop down Stone House was not marked at all and the Beech forest and leaves made the descent kind of interesting and tricky. Rattlesnack pool was very cool, the color of the water is just beautiful. A really nice hike that avoids the steep rock face of Cairn trail. United States › Maine › White Mountain National Forest › Blueberry Mountain Loop via Stone House Trail and White Cairn Trail. Trek on! Rattlesnack pool was very cool, the color of the water is just beautiful. Starting out it was very easy but went up Carin and it got STEEP! Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de avril à octobre. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. A really nice hike that avoids the steep rock face of Cairn trail. The views are stunning for such a moderate hike. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Gorgeous! This section, including Blueberry Ridge trail, was gradual thru ledge and Pine/coniferous mountain ecosystems. Gorgeous! We read the reviews about the steepness but didnt truly understand until we tackled the steepness. Worth doing the loop at the summit for gorgeous views of shell pond and mountains on the other side of the valley. Also, my dog got into a plastic ziploc freezer bag with someone’s half eaten lunch right after Rattlesnake Pool. Hiked the Blueberry loop trail, plus the out n back to Speckled, on Saturday 11/07/20. The views are great. Head to Tootsie Roll first for smooth surfaces and gentle grades. Definitely better to go up Cairn as there are some steep scrambles that would be difficult to descend (especially in icy conditions, which it was today). Little muddy and very buggy at trailhead but not so much the higher up you go. First time attempting the loop as a family. To get there, taking Route 113 and when you’re in town, head towards Stone House Road which becomes Shell Pond Road. Stonehouse trail hardly had any signs letting you know you were heading to Blueberry Mountain. That would have been a burner on the knees. Found a Mountain Dew can on the way up Cairns and a plastic Poland Spring bottle on the day down Stone House. It's a great trail and I would say borders on easy except that there are a lot of smaller rocks on much of the trail to help with erosion, if you aren't steady on your feet, this could be a bit of an issue, but probably not for most. Next the trail alternated between short spurts through conifers and wonderful open granite slabs with views to the west and north. Great little hike. The mountain loop we like best starts the climb with the White Cairn Trail and connects to the Blueberry Ridge Trail to the summit. Hiked June 10, 2020. I took my time on this trail/hike, detours plus 40 minutes at Speckled summit. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Did the loop clockwise. Hiked June 10, 2020. There are plenty of spots to sit down to enjoy the view, and lunch. 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