The Maine A.T. Land Trust’s Community Hikes program provides free guided hiking trips to the general public from May to October and then from January to March. There are typically two to three hikes per month (depending on weather) and trips are guided by trained trip leaders. The program has been enormously successful at bringing individuals to the A.T. landscape but they can fill up quickly! The limit for participants is usually 5-8 individuals. If a hike you would like to attend is currently filled up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list. Summer hikes will be listed in May, winter hikes will be listed in December, so check back if you don’t see any!
Our next Community Hike on the A.T. will be up the Berry Pickers Trail to The Horn and Saddleback Mountain on Saturday, July 31st. We will meet at 9:30am at Edmund’s Market on Route 4 in Phillips and convoy to the trailhead together in 4WD vehicles since we have a few coming along. We drive to an ATV gate and from there proceed 1.4 miles to the trailhead via the Fly Rod Crosby Trail. From the trailhead proper, it is about 1.6 miles to the top of the ridge and then another 0.9 miles to The Horn, for a total distance of 7.8 miles out and back.
An exact description of the route can be found here at Maine Trail Finder:
And here is a natural history guide to the hike from the Maine Natural Heritage Hikes program.
We are going to head up to The Horn since that is the less travelled peak!
You must RSVP for this hike below in order to be contacted about itinerary changes or weather-related news. If you can’t get the RSVP system to work please email us at email@example.com or call 207-808-2073. See you out there!