Barren Ledges

Baxter State Park, Maine

Barren Ledges

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A drive on a backcountry road, a stream ford, a shelter and a waterfall inside a deeply shaded gorge, a steep climb on what could be slippery trail, and a spectacular view of mountains and lakes. You would be hard-pressed to find a shorter hike more representative of what longer hikes in Maine can encompass.

Barren Ledges is located on the southern end of the 15-mile-long Barren– Chairback Range, and the southward-facing view from its open rock slopes can be breathtaking. To the east, the rounded mass of Boarstone Mountain rises sharply from Lake Onawa’s southern shore. Almost directly below Barren Ledges is flat Bodfish Intervale, a wide valley believed to have once been underwater and a part of Lake Onawa."

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Trail Information

Baxter State Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Views, Waterfalls

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Dec 2018