East Royce Trail

Oxford County, Maine

Elevation Gain1,666ft
Trailhead Elevation1,417ft
Elevation Min/Max1417/3079ft
Elevation Start/End1417/1417ft

East Royce Trail

East Royce Trail is a hiking trail in Oxford County, Maine. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 1,417 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,666 feet. This trail connects with the following: Royce Connector Trail.

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Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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"East Royce Mountain forms the western wall of Evans Notch. The East Royce Trail doesn’t climb the mountain within sight of the vertical wall of the notch, but the emptiness beyond the woods that the trail climbs through is evident. The hike is relentlessly steep, but mercifully short. The views from the open summit are expansive. You can see from the Presidentials in the west, across the Carter and Mahoosuc Ranges, around to Caribou and Speckled Mountains to the east. Beyond them, and to the south beyond Baldface Mountain, is the low, rolling country of southwestern Maine." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books)
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
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"Even though you’ll travel along the same trail both up and down this mountain, you’ll be amazed at how different the route seems. On the way up, the steep grade focuses attention on your goal, the summit; on the way down, you’ll be more concerned with your footing, leading to a greater awareness of your immediate surroundings. With a lot of streams to cross on stepping stones and a number of challenging climbs, kids will be too busy to bicker or grumble. This is a demanding hike, best suited for older children with previous hiking experience." Read more
100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"Tucked away in the Maine section of the White Mountain National Forest and just east of the New Hampshire border, East Royce’s rugged slopes form the western wall of narrow Evans Notch. This scenic peak, nestled between two wilderness areas, offers splendid views of the Mahoosucs, the Presidential Range, and western Maine. East Royce is a popular destination from May to October when the road through Evans Notch provides access to the mountain’s shortest and most frequently used trail. Available throughout the year, this longer excursion that begins at the Brickett Place provides a quieter and more interesting journey to the picturesque summit." Read more

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Oxford County
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USGS: Speckled Mountain, ME; Wild River, NH
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Dec 2018