Kennebec & Moose River Maine Hiking Trails
Kennebec & Moose River Valley, Maine is an ideal place for your outdoor adventure. The Bigelow Range covers five peaks and is part of the Appalachian trail in the Kennebec region. The Forkes is best known for its whitewater rafting but there are multiple trails along the Dead and Kennebec Rivers, as well as the Moxie Stream. Please share your Maine hiking comments. To feature your business, contact us.
Maine Hikes & Backpacking Trails
Route 27 / Route 16
Stratton, ME (nearest town)
This range extends 17 miles with a network of trails that accesses four peaks. Bigelow Range Trail to Cranberry Peak is a 3 1/4 mile, attractive, steep route; it descends around boulders and continues to Horns Pond. Firewarden’s Trail to Avery Peak is a 3 3/4 mile short route to the main peaks. You may return or continue 1/2 mile to West Peak which is the highest peak, with alpine views. The circuit route for experienced hikers continues to The Horns, then descends to Horns Pond and follows Horns Pond Trail through mixed woods to the junction. The road to the West Peak is 6 1/4 miles. Elevation gain to West Peak is 3100 ft.
The Forkes & Moxie Falls
The Forkes, ME
Trails abound along the Dead River, Kennebec River, and Moxie Stream. Moxie Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Maine with a main drop of 30 yards. This is a wooded area with a network of trails.
Route 100 to Mount Pisgah Road
Mount Pisgah has a good, easy trail for the family to hike. The rail is steepest at the beginning and there are several descent routes. There are expansive views from the unstaffed fire tower at the summit ledge. Base to summit is one mile and the elevation gain is 400 ft.
The trail begins fairly level but rises sharply to the summit. Excellent views of the Jackman region can be found here.
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