Mount Abraham Trail

HARD 14 reviews

Mount Abraham Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Strong, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2851 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

bridge out

rocky

scramble

The alpine zone of this mountain is only second in size to Katahdin in Maine. It has a large boulder-strewn summit ridge with an old fire tower on the summit. You'll pass a historic fire warden cabin on the trail up. This mountain is pretty remote and you won't be able to get too close to it until the roads below are well plowed out in the spring.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The road to the trailhead was washed out in parts. Much of the road is covered in large river stones so big that driving on it was like off roaring. You can make it in a truck with high clearance but be prepared to rock and roll.

The trail was very gentle at first. It follows many small streams and crosses a few larger streams. Pick your footwear appropriately.

The view above the tree line is gorgeous.

hiking
1 month ago

Mt Abram is a great hike perfect for moderate to advanced hikers. The views are excellent when you get near the peak and the rock formations for the last 1/4 mile are great. Highly recommend.

Went down this way from a mount Ellen to Abraham loop. This is very rough terrain on the way down. Would be tricky with a dog.

2 months ago

Very challenging, vertical hike, but so worth the views! If you are curious enough to venture off trail, you may run into the plane that crashed on the mountain in the 1970s

3 months ago

Loved this hike. Very hard but great viewing at the summit

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. One of 14 4,000 footers in Maine. Treelined trail for first 2/3s then opens to alpine rockfall. Two large cairns at the top with the one left of the summit acting as a wind break. Had lunch and took a nap at the top. Perfect day!

backpacking
4 months ago

The campsite is quiet located at the middle of the trail

hiking
4 months ago

This was a fun hike about 9 miles out and back. The tower is no longer upright there is an emergency shelter at the summit and a campsite with a new outhouse about 2/3 to halfway to summit. 360' views are outstanding trails were well marked inside the treeline. Above treeline it could be easy to get turned around if your not paying attention especially desending from the summit because the Cairns are sometimes far apart and small and hard to see. Other then that it's a great hike with a great view of spaulding and Sugarloaf mountains. Also the two bridges on the road heading to the trailhead are brand new and you can drive right up to the trailhead now no problem.

8 months ago

Hiked in 2015, tower down at the top, beautiful views.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Good Hike. Bridges are rebuilt. After you go over 2nd bridge you take a right. You can park there or drive 1/2 mile up very rough road.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Both bridges out. Need to ford a stream and walk extra half mile to get to the trailhead.