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!
Due to an injury to our trip leader, we have to cancel this hike!
Change of plans! Our next Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch. This is one of our favorites and we had to cancel both times this winter. With a big thump of snow on the way, hopefully somebody will have broken trail by Sunday and conditions will be good. This challenging yet awesome hike will run via the Appalachian Trail for a total roundtrip hike of 7.6 miles. The summit elevation is 4,170 feet – the fifth highest summit in Maine and the highest in the Mahoosucs/Grafton Notch area. The date of the hike will be Sunday, March 11th starting at 8:30am sharp. We will meet in the Grafton Notch parking lot on the west side of Route 26 where the A.T. crosses the road. This is a challenging hike due to the length, but there aren’t areas of steep icy ledges. You must RSVP for this hike by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 207-808-2073, or by RSVPing to the Facebook event listing. Here are some additional resources: Snowshoes will definitely be required!