Spaulding Mountain via Sugarloaf Ski Resort and Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Spaulding Mountain via Sugarloaf Ski Resort and Appalachian Trail is a 9.1 mile out and back trail located near Kingfield, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4061 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

rocky

scramble

snow

Climbing up the ski slopes of Sugarloaf for great views and then heading over to the ridge to Spaulding Mountain.

skiing
3 months ago

3 months ago

Don't follow the GPS on the trail. You'll be following lift path and it's straight 4.5 miles of walking straight up at 45 degree elevation.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked the AT trail to the top of Sugarloaf and back. Pretty challenging when it's raining! Pretty fun hike overall.

hiking
Friday, November 11, 2016

9/24/16: AT trail up to Sugarloaf and back. Parked at end of Caribou Pond Road by gate about 1/4 mi shy of AT. Road is very passable now. Bridges fixed.
Up to Summit from west side along AT. Difficulty of early water crossing will vary by season or rainfall. Was easy now. Mountain is somewhat steep in places and some scrambling. Tough for me with less experience; but the more experienced in the group said fairly easy. Beautiful 360 views from bare summit.
Despite being in 60's below, it was very cold and breezy at top. So bring gloves, hat, & layers. Once you're back down into the treeline you're protected from the winds.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

hiking
Friday, August 21, 2015

Started near Crocker Cirque Camp area. Hiked to Sugarloaf via AT (great views on top) then to Spaulding (very disappointed view.) to MT Abrams (great views) to AT falls near Oberton stream exited via old railroad bed to Madrid. Car staging is important very difficult unimproved roads in some areas. 4x4 recommended.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

hiking
Saturday, July 27, 2013