Our poll is now closed and our latest and greatest A.T. hike will take place on June 20th – we will be tackling Little Bigelow, the long, lower peak at the east end of the Bigelow Range. Perfect hike to bring your dad on the day before Father’s Day!
This hike is approximately 6-7 miles in length (3.0 miles to the initial peak and 3.5 to the true summit of Little Bigelow) and should take from 5 to 6 hours start to finish. It features spectacular views of the Bigelow Range, Flagstaff Lake and the High Peaks of Western Maine. On the way back we have the opportunity to stop at the Little Bigelow Lean-to and the watering hole (“the Tubs”) where the brave among us can take a swim. Maine Trail Finder rates it as a Moderate to Advanced hike.
The trailhead can be reached by taking Maine 16 to North New Portland, where Long Falls Dam Road begins. Take Long Falls Dam Road for 17.4 miles, and then take a left on Bog Brook Road. After 0.7 miles take the left fork onto East Flagstaff Road (the right fork dead ends at Flagstaff Lake). There is parking in the gravel pit on the right just before the A.T. crossing 0.1 miles after the fork.
Please read up on Little Bigelow at Maine Trail Finder and at the Bigelow Public Reserve Land website (which has a printable map in the sidebar). And as always, please contact us with any questions.
We will be meeting in the parking area at 10:00am on Saturday, June 20th. You must RSVP for this hike by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 207-808-2073!