Crocker Mountain, South Crocker Mountain and Mount Redington Loop

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Crocker Mountain, South Crocker Mountain and Mount Redington Loop is a 11 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carrabassett Valley, 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.

11.0 miles
3,353 feet

dog friendly





nature trips




wild flowers


off trail

Travel down Carribou Pond Road that leaves ME-27/16 just past the Sugarloaf Ski area. Continue down the road until the start of the GPS track which you should use as a guide. This road may not be plowed in late spring or winter significantly adding distance to this climb.

2 months ago

While it may not have an alpine zone like its neighboring peaks, the Crocker-Redington Loop is a very beautiful hike. After a short road walk, you begin ascending steeply through mixed woods up the AT. After passing Crocker Cirque Campground, you start climbing straight up steep rock to the ridge, while the climb may be difficult, the views from the two talus fields are exceptional. The Bigelows are clearly in view across the valley. The summit of South Crocker has a nice ledges with an outlook to Sugarloaf and Spaulding. The out and back to North Crocker is quite steep and not too exciting. North Crocker is wooded but has a nice view spur off the back. Redington is not as bad as everyone says, the herd path off the summit is very well defined, shortly after leaving South Crocker, you’ll see a cut boundary line, take a right and follow it to a cairn, then take a left onto the herd path. Shortly after the col, you’ll hit a logging road, take a left and look for another cairn. You should be able to easily follow the path to the summit. The top has a sign, beyond the sign there’s a short spur to the canister. Inside is a summit log. When you descend the summit, you’ll see a split (you probably missed it on the way up). If you want to do the AllTrails Loop instead of returning to South Crocker, take a right. This leads to an overgrown herd path, which terminates on some short of Snowmobile Trail, follow this to the logging road. Take a right and follow it down. There’s cairns and arrows made of sticks and rocks that point the way to go. You’ll eventually hit Caribou Road which you can follow to the lot. This loop is a little bit of everything and certainly a fun adventure.

3 months ago

Road to trail head just got brand new bridges and is better then ever! south crocker has great views of current foliage on way up. Crocker and Redington not so much.

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3 months ago

This is a fun hike. There are views from the peaks and a beautiful view heading up to S Crocker from caribou road. This hike keeps you hopping. Never a dull moment. It was fun finding the canister on Redington! I did an out and back and really enjoyed it. Not difficult at all.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The loop was a good experience!

Friday, July 21, 2017

we did this loop on 7/19/17 and although the views were limited the physical challenge was great especially to the summit of S. crocker. The hike over to N. crocker was not terribly challenging or time consuming. the bushwack over to Redington was clearly marked. its easy to find the trail just keep walking past the summit outlook on S. crocker and look for the orange tags. the trail is very narrow in places with some blow downs to climb over but it gives you the feel of really being out in the wilderness. the climb to redington is gradual ( which after the crockers i was grateful for

Friday, July 21, 2017

This loop from through the crockers and a bushwack from S. Crocker to Redington does not offer many views compared to other mountains in the area. The bushwack from S. Crocker to Redington is easy to follow however there is no trail maintenance, therefore, you may encounter blow downs and narrow trails. The hike did challenge me physically especially to the summit of S. Crocker. The trail to the Logging roads is grown in during parts of it which causes difficulty to see where you are placing your feet however there was not any dangerous spots. I kept looking up to see where the trail is cut through the tree line. The bushwack is not a long distance before you hit the logging roads. The logging roads were a great hike offering many opportunities to see wildlife and pick berries.I recommend returning through the loggging roads back to Caribou Valley Road

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great, tough hike completing the full swing of South, North, and Redington. The trail from South to Redington is rough stuff, but easy enough to follow with frequent compass/GPS checks - keep an eye out for helpful colored tags on this leg.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

South Crocker seemed harder. Decent hike but they are right about limited views. Better summits are out there but if you hike for fitness, it's a good workout.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Crocker's are tough, whether you hike northbound or southbound on the A.T. The Crocker Cirque Campsite sits in a glacial bowl, though, and is a nice break site or overnight site if you make this a two-day trip.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It a fun hike up two of Maine 4000 footers. Views are not great. But it is worth checking out, especially if your peakbagging in the area. The trail is not too steep especially when approaching from the north at the route 27 trail head. Saw a female partridge and four of her brood near the peak of south crocker. Pretty good look at the top of Mt. Abram from south crocker as well. Good slack pack about 12.4 miles.

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