Distance: 1.6 miles, round trip
Duration: 1-1.25 hours
Managed by: Mahoosuc Land Trust
The Glassface Trail is a relatively short hike to a ledge with an impressive view looking south along the pastoral lands of the Androscoggin River Valley.
In Rumford Center, park at the Hastings Landing boat launch, a gravel parking area located on the south side of U.S. Route 2 between the highway and the Androscoggin River. After parking, cross to the other side of the highway and follow the dirt road straight through Rumford Center Cemetery. Please use extra caution when crossing the highway. At the far end of the cemetery across an open field, there is a small sign for the Mahoosuc Land Trust. The trail begins at the forest edge a short distance from the end of the cemetery road.
The out-and-back trail winds pleasantly through older woods before climbing into a recently-logged area. Be sure to follow the trail tread as several old trails and skid roads cross the official hiking trail. The trail swings north through the cut and continues to rise moderately. At the edge of the cut after crossing several small ephemeral streams, the trail starts to climb more steeply through oak and pine forests. The trail crosses an upper brook before heading west and rising to the open ledges of Glassface Mountain.
The leaves were past prime but still a good day.
The trail is in great condition. The foliage is just starting to turn. Although it is steep, it is short enough; and the views make it worthwhile.
Stunning views. Great hike. Steep parks and nice switchbacks as well.
Nice view of the Androccoggon River Valley from the ledges.
Wear your long pants. The trail is overgrown with prickles.
So many raspberries! It took me twice as long to hike up
I was surprised to find loads of raspberries and blackberries on the lower half of this trail. Definitely wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt to avoid being scratched by these berry bushes.
Beautiful hike with tons of ripe raspberries!
I love this trail. I have hiked it many times. It has an amazing few of the river valley going through Rumford Center.