The Roost Trail

Oxford County, Maine

Elevation Gain997ft
Trailhead Elevation858ft
Elevation Min/Max822/1333ft
Elevation Start/End858/858ft

The Roost Trail

The Roost Trail is a hiking trail in Oxford County, Maine. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 858 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 997 feet. The Roost (elevation 1,316 feet) can be seen along the trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Robert N. Buchsbaum
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"The Roost is a small hill (1,374 feet) north of Evans Notch that provides terrific views of the Wild River and Evans Brook valleys. It is reached by a short, steep trail off ME 113 near the Hastings Campground at the abandoned village of Hastings." Read more
Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair
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"Hike a half-mile in Evans Notch along a moderate trail to reach great views of the Wild River Valley and White Mountains. Aside from the first steep 50 feet and the last 100 feet, the grade on this moderately inclined trail makes it a family favorite. There are few other trails in Maine’s western mountains where you can access such spectacular views after hiking only 0.5 mile. It’s short and moderate enough that little kids can do it. Bigger kids will like the fact that they can race to the top to access great views, especially since the trail is well established, marked with yellow blazes, and uninterrupted by spur trails or junctions. And everyone will enjoy ample blueberries or stunning fall foliage in their respective seasons." Read more
Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books)
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
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"You don’t have to do a lot of advance planning to take on The Roost, a family favorite in the Evans Notch region of the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF). It’s a short, easy climb to the top of this hill, perfect for the little guys. Afraid the older ones will be bored? Let them race along the well-defined path to the summit sign for The Roost (there are no trail junctions to confuse anyone). As with so many other hikes included in this guide, a minimum effort reaps maximum rewards. The views to the north, south, and west over the Wild River Valley and Evans Brook Valley are delightful." Read more

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Trail Information

Oxford County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
White Mountain National Forest, 603-535-6100,
Local Contacts
USGS Speckled Mountain quad; Maine Mountains Trail Map, Map 7: E13 (AMC)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018