Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Williams Mountain, ME
Trails: Williams Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking pull-off just beyond the trail on a side road off the Williams Mountain Road. It should be passable by most vehicles all the way to the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is well marked and maintained 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not bad 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The final hike of the trip was up Williams Mountain. It was a quick and easy 1.4 miles to the summit on the well marked and maintained trail. Along the way, the trail passed through interesting alternating areas of dense and open forest. After the short and steep climb up the summit cone, the trail reached a short loop with a few restricted viewpoints. A short way above this loop was the fire watchman's cabin and fire tower.

The cabin is still in surprisingly good shape, compared to most abandoned fire watchman cabins. The tower itself was also in good shape, although the cab is nearing the end of its life. You have to be very careful in the cab as there are many missing and rotten floorboards. However, it provides stunning 360 degree views reaching from Sugarloaf and the High Peaks to Katahdin. The views were second to only Number 5 Mountain on this trip.  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-13 
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