About the Community Hikes Program

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 info@matlt.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!


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Puzzle Mountain Hike

January 6 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Our first Community Hike of the winter 2024 hiking season will be up Puzzle Mountain on Saturday, January 6th!  We will meet at 8:30am at the trailhead which is at the Grafton Loop parking lot.  The distance from the parking area to the summit is 3.6 miles for an up-and-back distance of 7.2 miles.  This is a vigorous hike due to overall length and elevation gain (approximately 2,400 feet). There are no steep ledges but this hike will require both snowshoes and traction aids for icy spots, and you must be adequately prepared for an all-day winter hike.  It’s a great day hike!  Additional info can be found here.


Rain date will be the following day, Sunday, January 7th.

You must RSVP to join this hike!  You can do so below or contact us directly at info@matlt.org or by calling 207-808-2073. 


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January 6
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
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Puzzle Mountain Trailhead
1000 Bear River Road
Newry, ME 04261 United States
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