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 email@example.com 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 upcoming hike will be up Cranberry Peak (3,214 feet) in the Bigelow Range via the Bigelow Range Trail. We will meet in the trailhead parking area at the end of Currie Street (sometimes spelled “Curry”) in Stratton at 9am on Saturday, March 17th. This will be an up-and-back hike up the Bigelow Range Trail, with a distance of 3.2 miles each way for a total distance of 6.4 miles. The trail is moderate for most of the first half and then emerges onto open ledges and low spruce forest for the remainder. The views from the summit of Cranberry Peak are excellent.
Due to uncertain trail conditions, we will send an update two days before the hike to everybody who has signed up. Snowshoes and microspikes or other traction aid will be required for this hike.
Here’s some information about Cranberry Peak and the Bigelows:
You must RSVP below or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 207-808-2073. We will arrange ridesharing prior to the hike. See you there!