Chairback Mountain

Greenville, Maine

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The hike follows the Appalachian Trail (AT) southbound from the Pleasant River to the summit of Chairback Mountain. The hike climbs steeply to a side trail to East Chairback Pond. From there the AT roller-coasters over a series of rocky knobs to an open ridgetop with fine views of the surrounding country and Chairback Mountain. Then it’s a short, very steep climb to the open cliff tops that are Chairback’s summit. The north-facing cliffs offer a spectacular vista. This hike follows the Appalachian Trail southbound from the Pleasant River to the cliff s atop Chairback Mountain. The trail follows the south bank of the river upstream to Henderson Brook, then up Henderson Brook to the KI Road. Across the KI Road the trail begins to climb through hardwood forest. As you climb, the forest transitions from maple and beech to spruce and hemlock.
Best Easy Day Hikes Greenville, Maine

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Best Easy Day Hikes Greenville, Maine

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

The hike follows the Appalachian Trail (AT) southbound from the Pleasant River to the summit of Chairback Mountain. The hike climbs steeply to a side trail to East Chairback Pond. From there the AT roller-coasters over a series of rocky knobs to an open ridgetop with fine views of the surrounding country and Chairback Mountain. Then it’s a short, very steep climb to the open cliff tops that are Chairback’s summit. The north-facing cliffs offer a spectacular vista.

This hike follows the Appalachian Trail southbound from the Pleasant River to the cliff s atop Chairback Mountain. The trail follows the south bank of the river upstream to Henderson Brook, then up Henderson Brook to the KI Road. Across the KI Road the trail begins to climb through hardwood forest. As you climb, the forest transitions from maple and beech to spruce and hemlock.

© 2016 Greg Westrich/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Greenville
Distance: 8.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5-6 hours
Season: May to Oct
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: KI-Jo Mary MultiUse Forest, (207)435-6213, www.northmainewoods.org; Maine Appalachian Trail Club, www.matc.org
Local Maps: Delorme: The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 42; USGS Barren Mountain East
Driving Directions: Directions to Chairback Mountain

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