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.
Trail could use a little work clearing the over grow on the lower end but everything else was great. Beautiful view at the top and well worth the uphill climb.
Hiked with Mahoosuc Land Trust and Mahoosuc Pathways along with members of the Maine Outdoor Coalition! Beautiful July adventure!
We took a group of 45 kids, ages 6-14. It was a bit steep and challenging at points for some of our younger kiddos, but they all made it to the top. Several commented that the view made it all worth it! We will certainly hike this one again!
Beautiful views. Trail needs a little trimming but otherwise a great hike.
Trail in good conditions.
There’s a nice view of Rumford center.
Beautiful view of Rumford Center and the Androscoggin R. Trail well marked but moderately overgrown in places. Check for ticks when your done.
Very nice and quick hike. The trail to the uninitiated may be hard to find because there are no signs at the parking area indicating the trail location and its length.