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 tower on the top.
Directions to Stratton Pond Fire Warden Trail Trailhead:
From Portland take I-295 to Augusta where you will then take ME 27/16 through Kingfield. Stratton Brook Road (dirt) leaves ME-27 on the right about 3 miles from the Sugarloaf Access Road.
It took me 7 hours to complete, found it pretty difficult and i am in good shape, the view is incredible , start early to make sure you finish it ,i started at 10 and finished at 5pm and it was pitch dark. Park as close to the trail as possible. Dress warm, at the top was very windy and cold (november). Visited on Nov 09, 2014
GPS on mobile phone some lack part of this trail. it's about 14 miles long. Many class it difficult (not extreme) on the length. Surely need to be in shape to done it in a half day, many take two days for it.
But wonderful trail, worth the effort Visited on Sep 01, 2012