Pine Flats

Pine Flats Trail [WMNF]

This is an EASY hike that brings you past the scenic Smarts Brook Gorge [1000 ft.], and a locally rare stand of Red Pine trees.

From the Smarts Brook parking lot, walk out the back of the lot. There is no sign, but the trail is well worn and distinct. Continue alongside the brook on your right, past a sign on the left for the Old Waterville Road Trail, and another unmarked trail on your left, staying close to the brook. After leaving the gorge, the trail rises up to a flat section of terrain with an impressive stand of Red and White Pine trees. The trail then descends the plateau and ends at a junction with the Yellow Jacket Trail.