Photos of Crocker Mountain, South Crocker Mountain and Mount Redington Loop

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,353 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

off trail

hiking
3 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.