Burnt MountainTrail

Carrabassett Valley, Maine

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Solitude, commanding views, and a touch of wilderness mark this little-used route up the round-domed Burnt Mountain. This peak in Maine’s Carrabasset Valley sits in the shadows of Sugarloaf Mountain, minutes from the popular ski resort. The hiking trail is best accessed through the resort’s cross-country and snowshoe Outdoor Center. The added bonus is that anyone in your group who doesn’t want to make the long, more challenging trek up Burnt Mountain can play around on the network of trails that wind through the pretty woods and bogs at the base of the center. This area is known for its heavy snowfall, and the season tends to last longer here than in many parts of New England. Then, gently, one foot at a time, we followed the trail as it circled through the woods, and less than an hour later, ended back at the Sugarloaf/USA Outdoor Center. In our small group, we had a novice (her first time on snowshoes), a five-year-old, and a nine- month-old in a backpack child carrier. It was the perfect little jaunt, but the next time we returned, we wanted more. We found it in this hike up Burnt Mountain.
Snowshoe Routes: New England

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Snowshoe Routes: New England

by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright (The Mountaineers Books)

Solitude, commanding views, and a touch of wilderness mark this little-used route up the round-domed Burnt Mountain. This peak in Maine’s Carrabasset Valley sits in the shadows of Sugarloaf Mountain, minutes from the popular ski resort. The hiking trail is best accessed through the resort’s cross-country and snowshoe Outdoor Center. The added bonus is that anyone in your group who doesn’t want to make the long, more challenging trek up Burnt Mountain can play around on the network of trails that wind through the pretty woods and bogs at the base of the center.

This area is known for its heavy snowfall, and the season tends to last longer here than in many parts of New England. Then, gently, one foot at a time, we followed the trail as it circled through the woods, and less than an hour later, ended back at the Sugarloaf/USA Outdoor Center. In our small group, we had a novice (her first time on snowshoes), a five-year-old, and a nine- month-old in a backpack child carrier. It was the perfect little jaunt, but the next time we returned, we wanted more. We found it in this hike up Burnt Mountain.

©  Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Carrabassett Valley
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 2,209 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Winter
Local Contacts: Sugarloaf/USA
Driving Directions: Directions to Burnt MountainTrail

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