Blueberry Ridge Trail to Speckled Mountain

HARD 14 reviews

Blueberry Ridge Trail to Speckled Mountain is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bethel, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,611 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

scramble

Directions from North Fryeburg, ME: Travel north on SR 113 approximately 15 miles to historic Brickett Place. Travel past Cold River Campground and Basin Recreational Areas. Go 2/10 mile and turn right at the Brickett Place. Parking is available at the Bickford Brook trailhead. Begin on Bickford Brook Trail and hike about .7 mile.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike through a sub-alpine/treeline ecosystem! First 30-45 minutes are pretty much straight uphill but then you're walking on the ridgeline until the Speckled Mt. summit. Ridgeline doesn't have many views but it's a wonderful walk over exposed rock, moss, lichens, and through small pines, red spruce, and low bush blueberries. Took us (we're novice hikers but athletic) about 2hrs to the summit and 2.5 down because we got caught in pouring rain. Summit had 270 degree views of the Whites. Would absolutely do again!

2 months ago

great hike! I took my dog up this trail with no issues. we did blueberry mountain and speckled mountain. My mostly blind and totally deaf cattle dog made it with no problems. wonderful hike and we plan to do it again!!!

7 months ago

hiked this trail in early august and it kicked my butt!! it was a tough hike and we got a bit lost along the way, but the rattlesnake pool was an amazing way to cool off and it was a great workout. also - BRING BUG SPRAY! we practically got eaten alive on this hike!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Not much scenic..Most of the times you have to hike through woods. When we were hiking there were lot of bugs and mosquitoes( During May), make sure to bring bug spray.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Awesome day hike but wished there were 360° views. Still amazing 180° views at multiple points in the hike. Recommend going up Blueberry and down Bickford Brook Trail if there's been any recent rain!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Awesome trail for the abuse hiker

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Great hike!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Trail starts at historical buildings, easy to find and trail is very well marked and traveled. Rough terrain towards the top but the views are amazing, worth every bit of exhaustion.

hiking
Saturday, March 01, 2014

Good hike!

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2011

This was a fun hike, mostly wooded. There is some scrambling and a couple of really nice scenic overlooks. Definitely bring bug spray and a camera.

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11 months ago

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Friday, January 08, 2016

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Saturday, August 18, 2012