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Baldpate Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 8.3 mile out and back trail located near Newry, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 2,972 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Camping

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Bird watching

Forest

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Daniel Oleson
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good trail. dry

James Arn
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HikingGreat!MuddyScramble
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P D.
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Hiking

This rugged trail rewards hikers with amazing views and a good workout. More difficult than the typical 4000 footer day hike. We made it to west peak in 2 hours but my kids slowed down given the challenge of the additional mile to rocky barren east peak. I enjoyed the bogs and birds in the saddle between the peaks, and the scramble above treeline. Close to 8 miles in 5 hours 15 minutes with short breaks along the way. Steep slippery rock sections. Adding the Table Rock trail would make this at least a 6 hour excursion.

Anne L'Heureux
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Trails slightly wet with only a few glimpses of snow, but none that hindered the trail. Multiple blow downs, a few tricky to pass, but able to make it through. The views on this hike are spectacular. Two opportunities to visit a lean-to make this AT trail even more memorable. You have the option to pop over to see Tablerock as well, which gives great views of Old Speck. Despite checking the weather multiple times the day prior, Changes in the weather pattern meant that we got stuck in Highwinds, sleet and freezing rain, and quite chilly temperatures with the added windchill. Hunkered down for a moment to get out of the passing squall but then kept on our way as the remainder of the days weather showed more sun. The decision was worth it and we were rewarded with amazing views, despite a little bit more wind. At the turnaround point on the trail you have great views of a waterfall before heading back up to the summit once again. This is definitely a hike worth doing, especially if you’re training for a longer endurance hike. Two bathrooms available at the trailhead.

Harrison Bigos-Lowe
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Mark Hansen
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Hiking

Great temperature (38) for a February 1st hike. Used just boot chains for first 1 1/2 miles up and traded over to snowshoes as we gained elevation and snow quality changed. Used the snowshoes the entire walk down. Great hike with steady elevation gain from start for first 1 1/2 miles. Trail flattens out for about a mile to the Baldpate Lean to turn-off. From there it is steep to the top. Trail was not broken between West and East peaks so we headed back to car. Interesting story in the tracks mid way up the trail; there were tracks from a cat chase with a rabbit appearing to be on the losing end of the chase.

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Kristi Talbott
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Would be an amazing trail if I had done it earlier in the season. As it was, the trail was incredibly icy and covered in snow. It was a little intimidating seeing only wild cat tracks on the trail. Went up Table Top first and missed the junction connecting to the summit the first time as the sign is meant for the other direction. A few downed trees on the trail. Startled a few hunters in the area, so make sure to wear orange if you’re going during hunting season. Didn’t summit because I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get back down the icy trail and didn’t want to get caught in the dark.

Sarah Morrill
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Hiking

Great day, well marked and maintained. Did table rock first and the view is really worth it - pretty extraordinary, hold onto your kids and dogs! Then we went up to West Peak, really gorgeous. It gets very steep and definitely slick at the top. Didn’t have time to cross to east peak. Took about 4’20” roundtrip with snack time at the top. Highly recommend!

Laura Begin
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Hiking

Amazing views on East Baldpate, slippery on slabs up East Baldpate when wet.

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David Elsemore
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Hiking

This was my descent from East Peak.

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David Elsemore
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Hiking

AllTrails did not have the AT correctly mapped. I received off trail warnings but there is only one trail. I did miss the right hand turn on to the AT from Table Rock. Great hike overall. Physically challenging. Lots of rock stairs and the scramble up East Peak was steep but well marked with cairns.

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dani varney
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Hiking

TableRock Grafton Notch. Lytle’s and Lindsey

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Cycling Jon
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Hiking

For a recreational day hiker like me, this was a hard hike. I highly recommend hiking poles. The section from the lean-to to the top of West Baldpate is extremely steep as well as very slippery. I don't know if this part of the trail is always wet, but the water running over the granite slabs made it hard going. To get to East Baldpate, the trail goes down several hundred feet before going back up. I didn't know if the trail was as wet on that side so I decided to go back. It was not fun returning back to the lean-to. On my way back I took the blue spur trail to Table Rock which had a nice view. I ended up hiking 7.28 miles with 2844 feet of ascending.

Anita Smith
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Hiking

Our group of 4 hiked this on June 12, 2018. We did just the hike to East Baldpate and came back and took Table Rock down, for about 7.4-8 miles. This is a strenuous hike, but it was fabulous! Be ready for rough trails, stairs, boulders, roots, etc. it is the Maine AT, after all! We needed more water, so I was glad I had my Sawyer filter to use. Take your time and you’ll do well on this challenging hike. The view up at the top of East Baldpate is amazing! One of the best I’ve seen. We ate our lunch at the lean-to/shelter. There’s a privy there, too. Enjoy this hike - not easy, but great!

Darlene Wilson
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Nice hike. Several streams early on for pups to cool off. Steady grade up then maybe 1 mile of level grounds ( we saw a moose) then up you go. Lots of steps. West Baldpate summit no view. Several yards past summit sign is where the views are. Nicely marked. Did not make it to East Baldpate as pup was to tired.

francine hicks
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Hiking

Nice hike through forested path. Lots of stairs following the AT. Did not do the Table Rock loop. Some trees down but work was being done clearing. No view from summit Bald Pate. Did not go to East Peak time did not allow. Would do this hike again as views from top are great. Easy trip down. Some steep sections. Dog did great.

Dave Herzer Jr
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Snowshoeing
First to Review

Hiked it on August 26, 1995, and rook 3 hours up and 3 down, at a slow pace with lots of breaks. Tent clearing at top of West Peak. Steep climbing at times, especially on East Peak. Hiked again on February 27, 2000, with cramp-ons. Drove up 26 North of Sunday River entrance. Parking Lot on left and marked “Hiking Trails’ with a round brown and yellow wooden sign. Trail to Baldpate starts across the street. Followed white blazes. 2.9 miles from parking lot to top of West Peak of Baldpate. Was easy hike with mild incline and fair amount of down hill until the last mile or less, where it got very steep to the summit. Too foggy and cold to justify going to the East Peak, which was another 0.9 miles from West Peak. Started hike at 10:45 a.m. and ended at 3:30 p.m.

NomadMax NomadMax
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Karla Black
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Joanne Augustine
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Christopher Hinckley
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Corey Norman
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