Baldpate Mountain Trail

Oxford County, Maine

Distance3.6mi
Elevation Gain2,613ft
Trailhead Elevation1,025ft
Top3,584ft
Elevation Min/Max1025/3584ft
Elevation Start/End1025/1025ft

Baldpate Mountain Trail

Baldpate Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Oxford County, Maine. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 1,025 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,613 feet. Little Baldpate Mountain (elevation 3,563 feet) can be seen along the trail.

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Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"On this day hike, you will climb out of Grafton Notch to cross the West Peak of Baldpate Mountain (elevation 3,680') with its partially open summit. From West Peak, you will drop sharply into the sag between the mountain’s two peaks and then climb to the cairn marking the summit of the East Peak (elevation 3,812'). The climb involves areas where you will have to use your hands to negotiate some steep inclines. There is a more than 2,000-foot elevation difference between Grafton Notch and the peaks of Baldpate. The open summit on the East Peak and the fine 360° views of the surrounding western Maine mountains are well worth the work it will take to reach the summit. An optional side trip on your return hike down the mountain will take you to Table Rock. The 1.5-mile trail passes an overlook with steep cliffs falling away to the notch below. The trail continues on to meet the A.T. before it crosses ME 26." Read more
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low
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"Baldpate Mountain is the true start of the Mahoosuc Range heading east, if you plan to make a longer trek. At the top, you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the Mahoosuc Range to the north and east. It is a tough hike, though, especially the last hour." Read more

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2/11/2018
I hiked this one with my friend "Bird". We bushwhacked from a logging road on Northern side and connected up with the AT and headed west to summit. It was very icy at the exposed summit and the sign was down and covered with ice. The weather can be pretty wicked up there in the winter since it is a bald summit (thus the name). All the cairns and blazes were covered by snow and ice so we had to navigate by compass, heading west, until we found the AT again. Once down to the road we hitch hiked back to our car to the North. We ended up hiking 12 miles, 4 being a bushwhack in unbroken snow. We were very hungry in the end! Beautiful hike though, lovely trails & views! Best, Kasey Marsters foxtrickadventures.com
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Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry: maine.gov/dacf
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy ME Map 7 and DeLorme ME Atlas & Gazetteer Map 18
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Dec 2018