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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Cranberry Peak Hike

Curry Road Curry Road, Stratton, Maine

Our next Community Hike will be up Cranberry Peak (3,214 feet) in the Bigelow Range via the Bigelow Range Trail on September 9th!  We will meet in the trailhead parking area at the end of Currie Street (sometimes spelled “Curry”) in Stratton at 10am.  This will be an up-and-back hike up the Bigelow Range Trail, with …

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Puzzle Mountain Hike

Puzzle Mountain Trailhead 1000 Bear River Road, Newry, ME, United States

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 …

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Little Bigelow Hike

Little Bigelow Trailhead 4RMH+WF, ME, United States

Our next MATLT Community Hike will take place on Saturday, January 27th at 9am – 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 at least 6 hours start to finish.  It features spectacular views of …

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Four Ponds Hike

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

Our next MATLT Community Hike will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at 9am to Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain.  This 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook, which is where we will meet at 9am on the opposite side of the road from the parking area (details will be provided in the organizer’s email).  We …

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Perham Stream Birding Trail Hike

Perham Stream Birding Trail 553 E. Madrid Road, Madrid, ME, United States

Our next winter Community Hike will be to the Perham Stream Birding Trail on Saturday, February 17th with a meetup time of 10am. The PSBT is a property of High Peaks Alliance and is an easy snowshoe/cross country ski hike in the heart of Maine's High Peaks, with views of the surrounding mountains and forests. The …

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Caribou Mountain Hike

Caribou Mountain 436 Bog Road, Unorganized Territory of South Oxford, ME, United States

Cancelled due to poor trail conditions, lack of snow and warm weather!

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Caribou Mountain Hike

Caribou Mountain 436 Bog Road, Unorganized Territory of South Oxford, ME, United States

First hike of the 2024 warm season! This Community Hike will be on Saturday, June 1st, with a meet up time of 9am.  We will be heading up Caribou Mountain in the White Mountain National Forest.  While the mountain is not directly on the Appalachian Trail it is on Forest Service land (like much of …

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Moxie Bald Mountain Hike

Moxie Bald Mountain Trailhead 65X9+WF5, Caratunk, ME, United States

Our next Community Hike will be on Saturday, June 22nd, at 9:30am, up Moxie Bald Mountain.  This is hike that is not very well known but features prominent views of MATLT’s Bald Mountain Pond conservation project and sweeping views of the A.T. landscape from the Bigelow Range to the Hundred Mile Wilderness. This hike is …

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Old Speck Hike

Grafton Notch State Park H3Q3+W8 Newry, Maine

The latest Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust Community Hike will be up Old Speck in Grafton Notch. 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 …

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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike

Caribou Pond Road Caribou Pond Road, Carrabassett Valley , ME, United States

Been awhile since we had this one! The next MATLT Community Hike will be on Saturday, July 27th up Sugarloaf Mountain! This 5.3 mile round trip hike will take you to the top of Maine's second highest free standing mountain, the one with the big ski area on the slopes. Mere words cannot describe to …

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