Matty and I hiked Mead Mountain today. The mountain is part of the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. The hike to the summit was five miles round-trip from the parking lot on Route 1. A good portion of the hike (2.6 miles) involved walking on the Valley Road. The trail to Mead Mountain's summit leaves the Valley Road and travels along a relatively wide dirt path for approximately 0.7 miles. The trail then enters a single track narrow trail through woods until reaching the mostly wooded summit.
Here is a map of our hike.