Southwest Ridge Trail
Difficulty: Moderate; Elevation, 2006 feet
Description: With spectacular views of NH Presidential Range to the west and a rare glimpse of the city of Portland to the east (with an eagle eye on a clear day). Pleasant Mountain on Moose Pond is a great day hike in the neighborhood. Southwest Ridge Trail might be the least used but most scenic way up Pleasant Mountain as it offers an array of views all the way up.
Driving Directions: (approx. 35 miles)
Start at 278 WHITES BRIDGE RD, STANDISH going toward WESTERLEA WAY and go 2.9 miles
Turn LEFT on US-302 go 20.9 miles
Turn LEFT on US-302 go 8.7 miles
Turn LEFT on WILTON WARREN RD
Go 1.0 mile and over a wooden bridge; Fire Warden’s Trail begins on the left in front of large Yellow Victorian house but we are looking for another trailhead.
Continue 1.5 miles to an unmarked intersection—Denmark Road/Lake Road. Turn LEFT.
Travel 1.0 mile passing Mount Pleasant Cemetery and bear LEFT at fork.
Park in a cleared lot at the trailhead located in a clearing across from Fire Lane 78 (Spiked Ridge Drive)