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hiking
1 month ago

extremely nice views used to be quiet and remote until the state put in a parking lot. And now there's a lot of traffic.They also tore down and burned the halfway house and tore down the fire tower that once stood up there.they also had a contractor up there that burned down half of the mountain top.i guess this is what they call progress?

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike and the Rim trail is a must do, be sure to have a map or an understanding of the trails. Got lost towards the end and ended up lost in the dark. Thanks god for the very kind Appalachian hiker that found us lost and guided us almost a mile to where we could find our way. Did an 11 mile hike and would go again but plan better. Absolutely gorgeous and scenic. Loved it!!

hiking
7 months ago

What a phenomenal, scenic hike and swim. These are some of the coolest waterfalls I've ever seen, and swimming in them on a hot day was amazing. The trail is rated hard, but only constitutes that for a few sections of scramble. Upper body strength and stable footing is required to get back OUT of a few of the falls, but beyond that, a totally pleasant, moderate hike.

Will definitely be back with friends.

on Gulf Hagas Trail

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice challenging trail!

walking
8 months ago

My 8 year old said "this is too easy". We were worried to bring the kids because other reviews said it was a really difficult hike and kids would have trouble. Views were less than spectacular. Don't waste the $12 per adult to take this walk in the woods.

backpacking
8 months ago

Amazing trail. Rim trail follows along the edge of the gorge leading to one amazing view after another of the many waterfalls and drop offs. This trail is a must!

9 months ago

Amazing. Good, cold, and refreshing swimming at the end.

This map is NOT correct. White cap mt. is no where near Greenville and its. It in the middle of a lake!

geocaching
1 year ago

I'd probably have rated it 5 stars if the inclement weather didn't spoil the views.

on Gulf Hagas Trail

hiking
1 year ago

Awesome

hiking
1 year ago

on Gulf Hagas Trail

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail

Wow what a hike! My husband and I arrived at the trailhead after about a 2 hour drive and we were ready to go! The first 1.1 miles is moderate, on an upgrade underneath a leafy canopy, but wide and well maintained. After 1.1 miles you reach the area where the old fire wardens tower stood. While it no longer stands, a beautiful view to the north east still does, showing off Katahdin and the rest of Baxter's great peaks. Here we ran into some volunteer trail maintenance workers, so it was nice to see they are actively trying to make the trail a bit more hiker friendly. And try as they might, there is nothing easy about the .9 mile hike past the old wardens house. Very quickly you reach the first of 4 ladders, helping the hiker over rocky muddy parts. We skipped a few ladders and used the rocks, but this is choice. (The last ladder leaves no options, you climb the ladder or you don't go any further). After the final ladder the trail really opens up. More views of Baxter in the north east, the Lily Bay range to the south east and Big Moose (Squaw) in the south west. At the summit you'll first come to the old helipad and fire tower, no longer in use. A bit further along the communications buildings and solar panels they've dropped you'll find a second helipad with more views. From there you can see the "true" summit of Big Spencer, but to reach the 3000er can you must do a bit of bush-wacking I wasn't willing to do. Also from this helipad you can now see Little Spencer and most of Moosehead Lake. A most rewarding hike, one of New England's 50 finest!

Another note: the overview says this is for the more experienced hiker or outdoors man I agree slightly. Both my husband and I are average hikers, but don't get many opportunities to go out. Using our heads and being cautious made this an enjoyable hike despite the difficulty. It is scary, lots of steep parts to climb (and remember you come back down the same way) and even scarier heading down. Thankfully for me this was all under the canopy, with only slight openings here and there. While not on a cliff wall or face, there is no margin for error, please not only use extreme caution, but also your head while up there! Best hike of my life so far!