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 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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Spruce Mountain

May 15, 2016 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s first of many warm season hikes will be on Sunday, May 15th – destination, Spruce Mountain.  This 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook (see map above), which is where we will meet at 10am in the parking area.  We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Four Ponds area.

This is a very moderate hike and we can choose to make it shorter or longer, depending on ability, conditions and interest.  It is a great way to get out on the A.T. in Maine without having to navigate woods roads or climb steep mountains.  In any case, total mileage will be about 3 miles with the only ascent/descent involving approximately 300 feet of elevation gain on either side of Spruce Mountain.

You must RSVP for this hike by emailing us at or by calling 207-808-2073.  Sign up soon – we will limit the group to ten hikers!


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May 15, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Height of Land
R7QQ+9V Roxbury, Maine ME 04275 United States


Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
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