The Trails

The Second Nature Adventure Challenge consists of nine trails across three Regions. Within each region, we’ve selected three trails of varying difficult levels. Whether you plan on hiking all nine, or just a few, we encourage you to register to earn badges for this fun challenge!

River Valley
Swift River Trail
A paved, wheelchair-accessible pathway that winds through a quiet, floodplain forest alongside the Swift River.
Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 1 mile, round trip
Duration: 20-30 minutes
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River Valley
Glassface Ledges Trail
A short, moderately strenuous hike through lowland forest ending at a rocky outcrop with a spectacular view of the Androscoggin River Valley.
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 1.6 miles, round trip
Duration: 1-1.25 hours
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River Valley
Rumford Whitecap
The well-marked Orange Trail leads to the summit of this popular mountain complete with panoramic views and abundant blueberry thickets.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Distance: 4.8 miles, round trip
Duration: 3-4 hours
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Bethel Area
Bethel Pathway
The Bethel Pathway follows along the Androscoggin River in town and connects several public facilities, including the skate park, playground, picnic area, and a boat launch site.
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 3.4 miles, round trip
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
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Bethel Area
Round Mountain
This short trail up a small mountain near Bethel is family-friendly with great views of the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 1.9 miles, round trip
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bethel Area
Old Speck
Hike along the Appalachian Trail to reach Old Speck Mountain, with spectacular views from an open observation tower at the summit.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Distance: 7.6 miles, round trip
Duration: 4-5 hours
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Oxford Hills
Roberts Farm ADA Trail
The gravel, accessible trail at Roberts Farm offers a loop to a scenic view of Lake Pennesseewassee.
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 0.7 miles, round trip
Duration: 20-30 minutes
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Oxford Hills
Packard Trail
This loop trail meanders through a hardwood forest, amongst talus slopes, whalebacks, and waterfalls, providing remote access to and views of South Pond.
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 2.0 miles, round trip
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Oxford Hills
Noyes Mountain
The trail up Noyes Mountain provides extraordinary views of the lakes and hills of western Maine, and a short spur leads to a viewpoint and the historic Harvard Mine.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Distance: 2.2 miles, round trip
Duration: 4-5 hours
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