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 A.T. hike will take place on October 21st – we will be tackling Little Bigelow, the long, lower peak at the east end of the Bigelow Range. This hike is approximately 6.2 miles in length and should take from 5 to 6 hours start to finish. It features spectacular views of the Bigelow Range, Flagstaff Lake and Maine’s High Peaks. 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.
We will be meeting in the parking area at 9:30am on Saturday, October 21th. You must RSVP for this hike below or by contacting us at email@example.com or by calling 207-808-2073!