Maine Hiking Trails

Maine Appalachian Trail atop Saddleback Mountain.Maine hiking trails are wild, challenging, and breathtakingly beautiful. From the boulders of Mahoosuc Notch to the waterfalls of Gulf Hagas, the rugged peaks of Bigelow to the ocean vistas of Cadillac Mountain, the state offers a treasure trove of memorable hikes. Then there’s Katahdin, the crown jewel of them all, standing tall as the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Wherever your adventures lead, you won’t find a bad day of hiking on any of the trails listed here.

Why finish NH’s 48 4000 footers in a year?

  When I started hiking the 48, I had zero intentions of finishing quickly. I’m the type of person that loves too many different things—fitness, fishing, hiking, and athletics—to focus on a single activity. What I quickly came to understand

Winter Hike Mt. Carrigain Via Signal Ridge Trail

It takes mountain love to winter hike Mt. Carrigain for 14 miles via the Signal Ridge Trail. Add two feet of fresh snow and that love is dysfunctional.

Winter Hike East Osceola and Mt. Osceola

Hike Distance: 2.8 miles to East Osceola + 1 mile to Mt. Osceola (don’t forget to come back) Time: 5-8 hours Difficulty: Pack the Aleve Elevation: East Osceola 4,156 feet; Mt. Osceola 4,340 feet Recommended Gear: Trekking Poles with winter baskets and/or

Mt. Hale Family Loop Hike

Distance: 2.2 mi to Mt Hale Summit via Hale Brook Trail; 2.7 mi to Zealand Falls Hut and 2.7 mi on Zealand Trail back to Zealand Rd Time: Est 6-8 hours Difficulty: Weekend Warriors After telling my better half that

Winter Hike the Hancock Mountains

Hike Distance: 9.8 miles round trip Time: 6-8 hours Difficulty: Weekend Warriors Elevation: Mt. Hancock, 4,420 feet; South Hancock, 4,319 feet; elevation gain 2,700 feet Recommended Gear: Trekking Poles with winter baskets or a Mountaineering Axe; Crampons; Winter Hiking Boots or Mountaineering Boots; Alpine Snowshoes Directions

Saddleback Mountain Hike via the Appalachian Trail (Route 4)

Anyone looking to get a taste of hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine will find a full-course AT meal on the Route 4 ascent of Saddleback Mountain. Add a dash of fall in October, and the lush forest, side dishes