The trailhead should be a couple of hundred yards west of you, on the north side of the road. Peaked
Mountain is to your right front (northwest).
DIRECTIONS TO SUMMIT: Hike north on an overgrown jeep trail for two or three hundred yards, then
at a trail junction turn left (west). Follow this trail for about a half mile, going moderately uphill. The
trail becomes more overgrown as you go, eventually petering out altogether. At this point turn right
(north) and bushwhack more steeply uphill, reaching a false summit in another half mile. Continue north
to the shallow saddle between the false peak and the true summit, crossing a small ravine, and continue
bushwhacking uphill to the true summit. This should be reached in about a half mile from the false
summit. The summit is wooded and views are poor. At the summit, and also nearby, are outcrops of slate
or shale. Return the same way.
NOTE: There are cliffs on the east and southeast side of the mountain. If you stray too far east on your
descent, you will find yourself at the top of some cliffs, and will have to work your way around to the west
until you find a way down through or around the cliffs.
There may be alternative routes up the mountain. The topographic map shows the first jeep trail
continuing in a generally north-northeast direction with another trail branching off to the left about a half
mile from Jack Mountain Rd. This branch trail, according to the map, ascends into the saddle between
the false summit and the true summit. [I saw no evidence of it in the saddle, however.] If it is still
passable, it would make for an easier ascent than the route described above. There is also a trail
(described in the AMC Maine Mountain Guide) to the lookout tower on top of Round Mountain. A
bushwhack from Round Mtn. over Middle Mtn. to the summit of Peaked Mtn. is probably possible, but it
looks to be a considerably longer and probably more difficult route than the one described here.
|Mileage ||Cumulative Mileage ||Directions
| || ||
|0.0 ||0.0 ||junction routes 11 and 163 in Ashland
|0.3 ||0.3 ||junction routes 11 and 227; turn right, staying on route 11
|0.7 ||1.0 ||Bridge over Aroostook River
|0.1 ||1.1 ||Turn left
|0.6 ||1.7 ||Fork; bear right
|5.1 ||6.8 ||6 Mile checkpoint; turn left immediately after checkpoint
|9.1 ||15.9 ||Bridge over Machias River
|0.2 ||16.1 ||junction with Jack Mountain Road; turn right
|3.5 ||19.6 ||Fork; bear left
|5.0 ||24.6 ||Park