Hiking in Maine

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South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop
South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
 
Moderate: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
A short loop hike to the top of Bubble Mountain and the teetering boulder then return via Jordan Pond.

A fun loop hike up to the top of a rocky mountain called South Bubble which has a very cool large glacial erratic left over from the last ice age. It is perched on the very edge of the steep cliff face and looks like it could be pushed off..... I bet you can't do it! The trail then descends to the north end of Jordan Pond for some great views unfortunately...
Mt. Katahdin and Hamlin Peak via Roaring Brook Campground
On this amazing loop hike you will climb all the peaks of tallest mountain in Maine, also the terminus of the AT.

This remains one of my top 3 climbs in the Northeast. Baxter Peak is the northern terminus of the Appalacian Trail and is the high point of the state. In total you will be climbing 3 distinct mountains on this loop hike including a side trip to Chimney Pond nestled in the center of your alpine loop trip. All trail junctures have been detailed in...
Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park
Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
 
Learn more about Acadia National Park at www.NaturePods.com

The Precipice Trail is a great way to experience Acadia National Park. Its a strenuous climb, but the views along the way and from the summit of Champlain Mountain are well worth the climb. Join ranger and naturalist Bob Thayer of NaturePods on this audio guide for Acadia National Park. Explore the geology, scenery, and the revival of Peregrine Falcons...
Bigelow Ridge - West and Avery Peak
Bigelow Ridge - West and Avery Peak
Kingfield, Maine, United States
 
Moderate: 9.5 miles, Half day
A beautiful ridge traverse that will gain you two more 4,000' peaks in Maine.

A relatively easy loop hike that will get you two more Maine 4,000' peaks. You will first head up the Fire Wardens trail then head left up the Horns Pond Trail for a change of scenery and to take you to the Bigelow Ridge, finally returning you to your car again via the Fire Wardens trail. Both peaks have open summits and Avery Peak has a stone fire...
Abraham Mountain, Maine
Abraham Mountain, Maine
Soule Mill, Maine, United States
 
Difficult: 7.4 miles, Half day
The rocky summit of this 4,049' mountain is reachable from the southeast

The alpine zone of this 4,049' mountain is only second in size to Katahdin in Maine. It has a large boulder-strewn summit ridge with an old fire tower on the summit. You'll pass a historic fire warden cabin on the trail up. This mountain is pretty remote and you won't be able to get too close to it until the roads below are well plowed out in the...
Saddleback and The Horn, Maine
Saddleback and The Horn, Maine
Dallas, Maine, United States
 
Moderate: 6.3 miles, Half day
Following the well-maintained AT over the 1 mile ridge that separates these two 4,000 footers will be exciting.

This mountain, dominated by a ski resort on it's northwest flanks, has a 1 mile exposed ridge between the two summits, Saddleback at 4,116' and "The Horn" at 4,023'. If you are a skier I would suggest doing this climb as a very late spring climb when the sun has melted the snow off the ridge but the ski trails are still covered from grooming over the...
North and South Brother - Baxter State Park
North and South Brother - Baxter State Park
Baxter State Park, Maine, United States
Moderate: 9.3 miles, Half day
Two more 4,000 ft peaks that can be checked off in a day in Baxter State Park in Northern Maine.

These are two peaks (North 4,143'), (South 3,942') that can be climbed relatively easily on the first afternoon of entering Baxter State Park. I did these as a warm up climb for Katahdin the following day. The trail between the two peaks is very eroded and needs repair but the views of Katahdin from the top make up for it. Although South is technically...
Crocker, South Crocker and Reddington
Crocker, South Crocker and Reddington
Kingfield, Maine, United States
Difficult: 12.7 miles, Full day
Three 4,000 peaks in Maine in one loop hike which takes you well off the trails into thick mountain tops.

Crocker (4,168') and South Crocker (4,010') are fairly easy to ascend but finding your way to Reddington, especially if there is snow on the ground obscuring the herdpath (no trail to Reddington), can be very difficult. The brush is thick up near the tops of these mountains and you'll need to carefully follow the gps track back down forest logging...
Sugarloaf and Spaulding
Sugarloaf and Spaulding
Kingfield, Maine, United States
Moderate: 7.6 miles, Half day
Climbing up the ski slopes of Sugarloaf for great views and then heading over to the ridge to bag Spaulding too.

Although you can take another trail from Carribou Ponds Road to the top to avoid the ski trails I decided I wanted to hike the trails as Sugarloaf (4250') was my favorite ski resort through College in Maine. The ski trails are also easy to follow up and down in case you hike both peaks in the late afternoon as I did. From the top of Sugarloaf walk...
Old Speck, Maine
Old Speck, Maine
Ketchum, Maine, United States
Moderate: 8.0 miles, Half day
Just east of the New Hampshire border this 4,180 foot mountain is Maine's 3rd highest.

This is an easy mountain as it is only 4 miles from a main highway through Grafton Notch. It is part of the Mahoosuc Range. I did it in the winter with snowshoes and crampons. You'll want the crampons as the trail is very steep in places and gets icy. There is an old firetower on top that may or may not be accessible to climb.
The Bee Hive - Acadia National Park
The Bee Hive - Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Moderate: 2.0 miles, Half day
A steep climb to the top of this small mountain with wonderful views out over the Atlantic and surrounding Acadia hills

This is a short but very steep 500 foot climb from sea level to the top of this 500 foot mountain of rocky ledges. It is very steep on the way up and you'll be walking along cliffsides so it is not for the faint of heart. At the top you'll make an excursion to a cool pond in the mountainside called "The Bow" before returning to the trailhead via a...
Cadillac Mountain - Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain - Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Moderate: 4.0 miles, Half day
Be the first to see the sun rise in the United States!

Cadillac Mountain is a must-do for anyone visiting Acadia National Park. There are multiple trails up the 1,500 foot mountain but I think the best is the South Ridge from near Otter Creek. There is also a summit road that is open May-Fall that can be accessed on the Park Loop Road just south of Eagle Lake Road east of Eagle Lake. From the open summit...
Gorham Mountain, Thunderhole, Shore and Sand Beach - Acadia National Park
Moderate: 3.2 miles, Half day
A wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of the Atlantic, over mountain ledges to end at Sand Beach.

This is a wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of Newport Cove past powerful Thunderhole and then up over the open ledges of Gorham Mountain. You will have beautiful ocean views along the entire route. When you come down Gorham Mountain to the north you can also run up the Bee Hive if you have the energy. After you descend back...
The Bigelows via the Fire Warden Trail
The Bigelows via the Fire Warden Trail
Stratton, Maine, United States
Moderate: 9.8 miles, Half day
This is a guide for the Fire Warden Trail route up to 2 AMC 4,000 footer peaks. West (4,145') & Avery (4,088).

Trailhead(s) are located in Stratton Maine off the Stratton Brook Pond Road (on the right hand side off 16/27 coming from Kingfield. Easy parking either at the AT trail (Horns Pond Trail) or Fire Warden's Trail (the trail starts to the left of the sign...it's a dirt road and you can even drive a bit further before Stratton Brook to park - the one...
Bradbury Mountain Summit & Northern Loop Trail
Bradbury Mountain Summit & Northern Loop Trail
Pownal, Maine, United States
Easy: 1.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Chronicled a recent trip up Bradbury Mountain - very family oriented - well taken care of. Easy parking

Bradbury Mountain is a great little peak for a few reasons - namely it is very family oriented. It is very clean. Easy access for parking & even camping. There are nominal entrance fees - check out http://bradburymountain.com/. Upon entrance you'll see a well maintain children's play area including slides, swings and picnic tables. You can...
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Jordan Pond - South Bubble Loop
by buckwheat_hiker on Jun 05, 2009
Seal Harbor, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles
This loop of about 5 miles takes the hiker around Jordan Pond and up the west face of the South Bubble Mountain (766 feet), then returns you for lunch at the Jordon Pond House, where tea and popovers await.
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Acadia - Sand Beach and Great Head Trail
by gr8outdoors on May 16, 2008
Otter Creek, Maine, United States
Hiking | 2.0 miles
Walking across Sand Beach of course presented a challenge of getting KJ off the sand and ready to actualy start the hike. After about 20 minutes of "racing the waves" we finally got across the beach and started the ascent up to Great Head. Prime with outstanding views, this hike offerred a balance of woods and awesome sceneary to the North, South, East and West. On the descent, KJ...
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Acadia-Four Peaks
by reags on Jul 07, 2007
Hall Quarry, Maine, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles
a 4mi hike over four peaks (including sargent mt, the second highest peak in acadia)
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Cadillac and Dorr via Canon Brook Trail
by ahhhfresh on Jun 13, 2009
Acadia National Park, Maine, United States
Hiking | 6.3 miles
This is a hike in Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor in Maine.  It is a loop that hits the sights of Featherbed, a secluded mountain pond, the not so secluded summit of Cadillac mountain, and then down, up, and over to neighboring Dorr mountain before heading back down Dorr's southern side.  It's our longest hike to date at 6.3 miles, and quite breathtaking in sections.  I found it to be pretty challenging, though that's...
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Morse Mountain
by wea1021 on May 25, 2009
Phippsburg, Maine, United States
Hiking | 3.5 miles
An easy hike to a mountain summit and then to the beach.