South Crocker, North Crocker, Mount Redington via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

South Crocker, North Crocker, Mount Redington via Appalachian Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kingfield, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3717 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

snow

off trail

hiking
29 days ago

Caribou Pond Road is easily traveled up to the gate 1/2 mild from the AT crossing so long as you have a vehicle with >8" of ground clearance. There is a single deep drainage across the road maybe 2/3 of the way to the gate that has been filled with firewood to aid in crossing, but can be traversed with nearly any truck, SUV, or crossover. Would not attempt with a sedan.

As for the trails, the AT was clear of snow with the exception of largely avoidable monorail over the last half mild before South Crocker. The col between South and North Crocker was dispatched out and back in 50 minutes with minimal monorail to traverse and TONS of moose droppings.

The elusive Redington of old is no longer a significant challenge. The herd path is easily identifiable coming off the summit of South Crocker down to an old logging road in the col. There is plenty of surveyor's tape marking the path for the few spots where it isn't completely obvious. The entry and exit of the herd path from the logging road are also well-marked. Significant monorail still covers the Northeast facing final pitch up Redington but was easily navigated without snowshoes. Summit has decent views Northwest.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016