Table Rock

Newry, Maine

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Table Rock is a perch from which one can gaze upon winter’s glory. Nearly 1,000 feet above one of Maine’s most scenic roads, the massive flattened ledge is an alfresco table smack across from the state’s third- highest peak—Old Speck. Ranked behind Katahdin and Sugarloaf, Old Speck stands at an impressive 4,180 feet. From Table Rock, look across at the mountain down into the undulating hills through the notch. The huge ledge (visible from the highway at the Moose Cave parking area) is part of the 3,192-acre Grafton Notch State Park. The park is ripe with hiking trails and wildlife. To climb Old Speck in winter is quite an undertaking. To snowshoe to Table Rock via the Appalachian Trail (AT) is to attain maximum views for nominal efforts. Surface quality: Unpacked.
Winter Trails: Maine

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Winter Trails: Maine

by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

Table Rock is a perch from which one can gaze upon winter’s glory. Nearly 1,000 feet above one of Maine’s most scenic roads, the massive flattened ledge is an alfresco table smack across from the state’s third- highest peak—Old Speck. Ranked behind Katahdin and Sugarloaf, Old Speck stands at an impressive 4,180 feet.

From Table Rock, look across at the mountain down into the undulating hills through the notch. The huge ledge (visible from the highway at the Moose Cave parking area) is part of the 3,192-acre Grafton Notch State Park. The park is ripe with hiking trails and wildlife. To climb Old Speck in winter is quite an undertaking. To snowshoe to Table Rock via the Appalachian Trail (AT) is to attain maximum views for nominal efforts. Surface quality: Unpacked.

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

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Newry
Distance: 2.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,500 feet
Top Elevation: 2,400 feet
Local Contacts: Grafton Notch State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Table Rock

Recent Trail Reviews

1/1/2008
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Great views on this trail, look forward to trying it out in the summer! The last 200 yds are very technical for snowshoeing, so be careful on the descent!



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Apr 2018