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Hiking Number Four Mountain

3.3 mile & 1,373 ascent out & back up hike in the Moosehead Lake region of Maine

Hiking Moderate

5.8 km
443 m
443 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
437 m
High Point
880 m
Hiking Number Four Mountain Map

This is a 3.3 mile out and back hike in which you'll steadily climb 1,373'' in elevation.


At the summit, you'll be treated to views of Moosehead Lake and neighboring Lily Bay Mountains, but tall trees obscure some of the view. There is a fire tower but there's no stairs for climbing it to get a better view.

Directions: The Number Four Mountain Trail begins off the privately-owned but publicly accessible Meadow Brook Road. From the blinking light in the center of Greenville travel north 13.1 miles on Lily Bay Road and turn right onto the Meadow Brook Road. At approximately 14.8 miles, turn left. At approximately 17.2 miles bear left. The trailhead is on the right approximately 500’-600’ ahead. A temporary parking area is another 500’-600’ ahead on the right, just past a small bridge over Lagoon Brook.

For more info about this hike, please visit my blog: <a href="http://www.ericsturgeon.com/blog/number-four-mountain-hike/">Number Four Mountain Trail Guide - Eric's Maine Life</a>



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation