Spaulding Mountain via Sugarloaf Ski Resort and Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 14 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.

9.1 miles
4,091 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash










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

2 days ago

Stunning 360-degree views from summit of Sugarloaf; can see Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Washington on clear days. Have hiked this all four seasons. I've heard of hikers ascending up the black diamond ski slopes. I've only hiked up the neverending tote road beacause I love a great leg challenge. Burn baby burn.

2 months ago

Road was washed out, which added two miles to hike (one way). Just did sugarloaf. Tough climb, but summit is totally open with 360 views, with the exception of a cell tower and ski lift. Went up AT, not ski lift trail and would recommend doing this.

Friday, August 11, 2017

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.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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

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.

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.

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