Frye Mountain– a lollipop hike up Frye Mountain and around the base
Distance: 10.4 miles total.
Location: Liberty, Maine. Rt 220
Parking: Park along the road on rt 220. No real parking lot available. Pull off road as best you can. Hogback Mt trail is directly across road. We actually parked on the Hogback side
Use: Good for hiking, snow shoeing may be possible.
Wildlife: Did see signs of deer but not much else .
Wilderness Experience: In the area of Liberty and Montville there isn’t a whole lot of activity in general. The roads are not major routes so traffic noise is minimal. As soon as you start hiking Frye Mt you immediately feel the closeness of nature. The only distraction is a dirt road that you cross on the way. The wooded trail is quiet and pleasant the whole way.
Trail: Mostly forest floor and roots. There’s not much rock or ledge to speak of. The trail follows Bartlett Stream for a while and that is really the most beautiful part of the trip.
Summit: The 1122 ft summit of Frye Mt is completely wooded. There was once a fire tower here and the metal legs of the tower are still seen. There is a geo marker there though. Before the summit, as you reach what you think is the summit there is a somewhat open ridge where you can get broken views. Overall though, there is very little to see.