Chosen By: Stacie Haines, Membership Director
Location: Jackman, Somerset County
Description: The hiking trail follows an old logging road for a good portion of the way until it veers off through the woods for a steeper incline to the top. There is a heart-pounding tower climb at the top of the mountain.
Activities: Hiking, wildlife viewing, birding, photography
Favorite Season(s) to Visit: Summer and fall
Why It’s Special: This is really off the beaten path, and it’s quite unlikely that you will encounter other hikers, and quite likely that you will encounter moose and other wildlife. The 360-degree views from the top of Coburn Mountain in every direction are amazing. The broccoli forest below, chains of lakes, and impressive peaks in the distance really make it a hiking trip to remember.
Tips: This trail isn’t well maintained. I recommend bringing a map or trail guide. The extra effort to find the trailhead and stay on the trail is rewarded with breath-taking views and encounters with wildlife.
More info and directions: http://www.nhmountainhiking.com/hike/coburn/directions.html