Hogback Mt. Georges Highland Path– an out and back hike up to an open cliff on Hogback Mt
Distance: 5.6 miles total. There is an alternate route from the west as well.
Location: Montville, Maine. Rt 220.
Parking: No official parking area. You’ll need to park along the road on rt 220.
Use: Good for hiking, and possibly snowshoeing although some of the trail is along a slanted ridge which may be difficult.
Wildlife: Signs of deer and the typical squirrel.
Wilderness Experience: Rt 220 is not too busy so once you enter the woods there is a fair amount of quiet. As you hike up the ridge you parallel some private dirt roads possibly used for atvs or logging and farming. You can expect to see some activity there as you cross several old logging roads as well. The top has a picnic table which has a dirt road leading to it which again looks like it is used by atvs. The first half of the trail is fairly remote though.
Trail: Wooded trail through hardwood forest for the most part. You’ll encounter a nice stream with a few small cascades which you cross, but nothing major. A pretty easy trail overall.
Summit: The summit of 1115 feet is only open on the south side, but it does offer a 180 view over a steep cliff and down into the valley. It’s an excellent view, one of the best in the area.