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 Community Hike will be up East and West Baldpate on June 11th! These two peaks mark the east side of Grafton Notch State Park, with the East Peak being higher (3,882 feet). We will go for both peaks from the Grafton Notch parking lot on Route 26. Total round trip distance will be 7.6 miles (AMC Maine Mountain Guide lists it as 8 miles round trip).
This hike should be considered vigorous and there are some ledges that look very dramatic but are not too scary. We will meet at the parking lot on Route 26 at 8:30am in order to accommodate the estimated hiking time of 6 hours. You must RSVP for this hike below, by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling 207-808-2073.
More information about The Baldpates can be found here:
Rain date for this hike will be the following day. See you there!