Piazza Rock

Plantation, Maine

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Piazza Rock, a monolithic rock that seems to defy gravity and logic, is located at the end of short and fairly easy section of the Appalachian Trail, south of wild Rangeley Lake. The huge, flat, overhanging boulder invites exploration. The trail is really quite easy, with the exception of two steep pitches at the beginning and end. Those two stretches bump the trail up into the more difficult category. There are also a handful of bridge crossings to negotiate. Surface quality: Unpacked.
Winter Trails: Maine

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Winter Trails: Maine

by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

Piazza Rock, a monolithic rock that seems to defy gravity and logic, is located at the end of short and fairly easy section of the Appalachian Trail, south of wild Rangeley Lake. The huge, flat, overhanging boulder invites exploration.

The trail is really quite easy, with the exception of two steep pitches at the beginning and end. Those two stretches bump the trail up into the more difficult category. There are also a handful of bridge crossings to negotiate. Surface quality: Unpacked.

©  Marty Basch/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Plantation
Distance: 3.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,600 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail
Driving Directions: Directions to Piazza Rock

Recent Trail Reviews

6/20/2010
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As the description notes, this is a fairly easy trail. It is well marks, being a well-traveled section of the AT. The "rocks" are giant and interesting, but some care has been taken to discourage hikers from going out on the tops of the rocks. It's a quick 2-3 hours for most experienced hikers, with a decent payoff at the end



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