OverviewAdd Overview text here. The trail has recently been changed. The EPA has paid for bulldozing a new trail for ATV's and reduce pollution on Penobscot Nation land. It starts at the same place. By the way, on the five mile road in, you need to use all your best judgement and instincts to stay on the oldest road.
The new bulldozed road follows the old road most of the way. At around a mile and a half, or more, it crosses a bridge and changes direction. Follow it another quarter of a mile, then take the road right instead of the one that goes up the hill. In half a mile of flat walking, right after a bridge, the new road jogs ninety degrees left to go to Snow Mountain Pond. To go to the mountain, do not take the new road, but go straight and pick up the old skid road. It curves gradually to the left, and in about a third of a mile, at the top of a hill, you will find a cairn that marks the footpath to Snow Mountain. The footpath is in good shape, with some blowdowns. Near the beginning, there are some rocky places, and then the main trail leads up a cliff. There is a scramble to the right that will get you up. After that, the trail is fine. Total distance from parking area to the top is 3.7 miles on the new road.