Speckled Mountain Loop

MODERATE 37 reviews

Speckled Mountain Loop is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lovell, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers 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
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2526 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Maine Bureau of Parks and Land: (207) 827-5936

15 days ago

Went in after a lot of rain and water level in Bicknell brook was high. Missed the trail to Blueberry because we were upstream a bit for an easier crossing. Also were areas where it was difficult to tell if we were on the tea or just if it was where water was running. Until you get on the ridge there are very few trail markers. Ones that were there just said trail. Other than that issue not is a fantastic hike. Views from the top of Speckled are phenominal

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29 days ago

Typically spectacular Evans Notch hike. First hiked on September 1, 1991, with parents using Blueberry Ridge Trail from Brickett Place lot to top of Speckled Mountain. Took about 5 hours. Cleared tent space in trees with fire rings. Last hiked on July 8, 2006, and was a lot tougher going up Blueberry Ridge Trail than I remembered (aging is a bitch). Ran out of water earlier and expected springs were dry. Tented at the top. Hike down Bickford Brook Trial was easy with nice river stops.

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2 months ago

I went up Bickford Brook trail and barely broke a sweat on it, very gradual. Blueberry Ridge on the way down, killed my knees, but seeing the views from the front was awesome and absolutely beautiful. It rained the night/day before and a lot was still wet and slippery even in the early afternoon. If you want more cardio, go up Blueberry, if you dont want to miss a view, go down it haha.

2 months ago

This mountain kicked my butt!!! It took us 2.5 hours to get to the top, but the views are beautiful. Remember bug spray!!

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6 months ago

this absolutely gorgeous - the hike up is fine, speckled mountain is spectacular and blueberry ridge just gorgeous - loads of view points on slab after slab. there's no snow left.

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6 months ago

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Point to point. Had to spot a car at Brickett Place. Went up Spruce Hill to Speckled Mountain. Went across Blueberry Ridge to meet Bickford Brook trail, then down to Brickett Place.
Beautiful views at Sp Mtn Summit, and all along Blueberry Ridge. Very friendly Canadian Jay.

Ascent on Spr Hill starts steep right out of parking lot. Might wanna do a few jumping jacks after car ride. :)
Descent: Steep, somewhat tough descent down Bl Rdg trail. Initially lots of open ledges. Then gets into long stretch of steep rock steps. No scrambling, but just tough on the knees and slow going. Bi Brk part very easy down from waterfall junction with Bl Rdg.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Climbed via Spruce Hill and Bickford Brook trails, Spruce hill climbs steadily from the start, the the Bickford Brook trail slabs the contours. before slight climbs up a couple of bumps before descending a couple hundred feet and then climbing to the summit of Speckled Mtn. Nice views from the open ledges at the top and had a lot of fun feeding the Grey Jays. Had a nice surprise on the way up when a bear crossed the trail about 20 yards away!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

fun hike..beautiful views on the blueberry maintain trail..only one really challenging section coming down blueberry but otherwise moderate with reasonable uphill climbing

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Parts were a little too rugged for my taste, but still enjoyable. Unfortunately the day I hiked, storms came in so I did not reach the summit, not wanting to risk lightning.