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Baldpate from the East (Andover) Side

MODERATE 4 reviews
#8 of 11 trails in

Baldpate from the East (Andover) Side is a 7.8 mile out and back trail located near Newry, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.8 miles
2,798 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



Little used trail follows scenic waterfall, spillway The trail starts out with a beautiful 1/2 to 1 mile easy trek next to a series of Waterfalls. There are several picnic tables and excellent swimming holes along the way. After following the brook at a nice even pace for about 2 miles the trail suddenly deteriorates. There is considerable erosion and at times it is hard to tell the trail from crisscrossing dry brooks. Here the vertical gain starts, not too steep but steady. This part of the trail is not heavily hiked nor well maintained. After 3 miles you reach the junction with the Dunn Brook trail. The Dunn brook trail is more heavily used and here the trail is easier to follow. You may also meet other hikers. Only 1 mile to the summit. As you ascend you start to have some boulders to crawl over. There are 3 small ladders (2 metal, 1 wood) tactically placed to assist you. You also start getting peeks of lovely vistas.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This trail feels like longer than 7.8 miles, but it's definitely nice! The trail started out flat and after crossing the river a few times, you end up hiking up a mini stream. This blue trail meets up with the Appalachian Trail (labeled white), where it got pretty steep. I got to the parking lot when the rain just had stopped so everything there was very wet and hiking up the steep section was challenging. The top has a 360 view of the area! Also, there are tons of waterfalls on his trail along the river, which make the trail very enjoyable.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Excellent trail! Well maintained and gorgeous scenery. We hiked in October and had no issues with bugs. We did see many moose prints but no moose sightings. Next time!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Did table rock! Awesome trail and baldpates where amazing!

Sunday, October 01, 2017