Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures Guide Book

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Maine A Guide to the Stateand39;s Greatest Hiking Adventures  by Greg Westrich

336pp/desc/pics/maps
ISBN: 9780762793044

Lace up your boots and sample seventy-two of the finest trails the Pine Tree State has to offer. From the beaches of Acadia National Park and historic routes through Belfast or Portland to scenic treks up Mount Katahdin and backpacking along the Bigelow Range, Maine has routes to please hikers of every stripe. Hiking Maine describes trails that vary in length from an easy one-hour stroll along a quiet nature trail to challenging treks in the backcountry.Use this guide for up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trail maps, tips about hiking with children and information on barrier-free trails for hikers with special needs. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Maine.

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Trails from the "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 65.
... Preview: This hike climbs Acadia and St. Sauveur Mountains on the western shore of Somes Sound. The views from the rocky summits, high above the sound, are among the best in the park. You can make use of other ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Southwest Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: Bald Mountain rises on a narrow neck between Mooselookmeguntic and Rangeley Lakes. From the observation tower on the summit, you can see mountains and lakes in every direction. It is a fairly easy hik ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Bald Mountain, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The loop hike around the outside of Bangor City Forest offers an easy hike with surprisingly good opportunities to see wildlife. The Orono Bog Boardwalk is unique in the state. It is nearly a mile lon ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Lubec, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: The trails on and around Beech Mountain offer fine views for surprisingly little work. And once you hike away from Beech Cliff and the Beech Mountain summit, you are likely to have a surprising amount ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Southwest Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: At 3,196 feet, Big Moose Mountain dominates the skyline west of Moosehead Lake. The trail climbs through hardwood forests of beech and maple past the abandoned fire warden’s cabin. Beyond the cabin th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Greenville, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.7
... Preview: Black Mountain Bald is the eastern summit of Black Mountain. The summit is a large granite dome that offers fine views of the surrounding mountains and coast. The hike climbs the mountain from the s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Bucksport, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Blue Hill is a monadnock—an isolated granite mountain—in the town of Blue Hill near Blue Hill Bay. Ledges near the summit offer sweeping views of Blue Hill Bay, Mount Desert Island, Penobscot Bay, and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Blue Hill, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Borestone Mountain’s bare double summit is visible from as far south as Charleston even though the mountain is less than 2,000 feet high. The summit offers stunning views in every direction of the sur ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Monson, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Boundary Bald, a mere 6 miles from Quebec, offers fine 360-degree views. You can see well into Quebec and even New Hampshire as well as a large swath of northern Maine. The hike is very steep and rock ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Jackman, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Bradbury Mountain State Park is crisscrossed with more than 20 miles of trails. Most of the trails are open to hikers, horses, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers in the winter. The Summit Tra ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Freeport, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Cadillac Mountain is the highest on Mount Desert Island. This hike climbs the South Ridge past several waterfalls. The summit of Cadillac Mountain can be reached by car, so expect crowds in the summer ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Caribou Mountain is in the heart of one of Maine’s only federally designated wildernesses. The hike up the mountain along Morrison Brook passes numerous waterfalls, including 30-foot Kees Falls. The f ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Bethel, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: The Carson Trail is a self-guided nature trail that follows the Merriland River and Branch Brook. Along the way you get fine views of the extensive salt marsh along the Little River. Many shore and w ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Wells, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Catherine Mountain is the easternmost of the group of mountains in Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land. South-facing cliffs along the summit ridge offer views east across Tunk Lake and south and west of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Franklin, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Coburn Mountain is the highest peak between the high mountains of western Maine and Katahdin. But this remote mountain is rarely visited. The hike up the mountain is steep, but passes over varied and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
West Forks, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This hike in the Deboullie Public Reserved Land is among the most remote in the state. In a region of gentle rolling hills, these rocky mountains surrounded by ponds attract hikers and lots of anglers ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Mount Chase, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: This hike through remote woodlands is difficult only because of its length. The hike visits four of the Debsconeag lakes and ponds. Each is very different, but all offer execellent wildlife viewing op ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Brownville, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: The relatively flat hike to the Debsconeag Ice Caves passes through a mature evergreen forest full of huge boulders. The hike would be worth doing even without the ice caves at its end. The trail ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Millinocket, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Dorr Mountain is just to the east of Cadillac Mountain. The hike follows several historic trails up and across the mountain’s east face. The Emery Path is a steep climb almost entirely on stone steps ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Bar Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Doubletop Mountain rises west of Nesowadnehunk Stream. The two peaks offer fine views across the valley as well as of Katahdin. Situated on the western boundary of Baxter State Park, you can see most ... From the guidebook "Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures"
Millinocket, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6

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