Ragged Mountain

Rockport, Maine

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To snowshoe Ragged Mountain in Rockport is to be treated to commanding vistas of lakes, mountains, and the ocean. At 1,300 feet, the hulking mountain appears daunting as you gaze up at the huge boulders and rocky outcrops from the trailhead. But save for one moderate stretch up an old horse trail, the outing is a fairly easy undertaking to treasured views of the coast of Maine along a simple, well-marked path. The Ragged Mountain section of the Georges Highland Path runs 9.0 miles from the base of Meadow Mountain, along Pleasant Mountain, over Spruce Mountain, and up Ragged Mountain. The blue-blazed trail leaves the Route 17 parking area by a signboard, down a few steps, and then begins to wind its way through the woods. The trail affords occasional views of Ragged through the trees, and several times passes old stone walls, reminders of the early settlers who once lived in the shadow of the mountain, which now has a radio tower on its summit.
Winter Trails: Maine

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Winter Trails: Maine

by Marty Basch (The Globe Pequot Press)

To snowshoe Ragged Mountain in Rockport is to be treated to commanding vistas of lakes, mountains, and the ocean. At 1,300 feet, the hulking mountain appears daunting as you gaze up at the huge boulders and rocky outcrops from the trailhead. But save for one moderate stretch up an old horse trail, the outing is a fairly easy undertaking to treasured views of the coast of Maine along a simple, well-marked path.

The Ragged Mountain section of the Georges Highland Path runs 9.0 miles from the base of Meadow Mountain, along Pleasant Mountain, over Spruce Mountain, and up Ragged Mountain. The blue-blazed trail leaves the Route 17 parking area by a signboard, down a few steps, and then begins to wind its way through the woods. The trail affords occasional views of Ragged through the trees, and several times passes old stone walls, reminders of the early settlers who once lived in the shadow of the mountain, which now has a radio tower on its summit.

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Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Rockport
Distance: 5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 390 feet
Top Elevation: 1,225 feet
Local Contacts: Georges Highland Path
Driving Directions: Directions to Ragged Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

10/21/2006
0

There are a number of great hikes in the Camden Hills, and this is one of them. We took the George's Highland Trail - right off of Route 17 - to the summit. The ascent starts very slowly - through the woods and along a lovely creek. More than halfway through the hike, it gets steeper but it's nothing very difficult. The view from the top is great - several ponds, other hills, farmland. It is above the treeline and was quite windy the day we made our trip. If you make the hike when the weather is colder, prepare for this with a good windbreaker and something to cover your ears. You can continue the hike to Megunticook Mountain - about 2 more miles - if you wish.



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