Explore the most popular hiking trails near Kingfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 months ago

Great Hike! I’m new to hiking and this was great! Has me searching for others to hike.

This was my first hike. Last push was challenging and well worth the effort.

Flat, easy, fast pathway for mountain biking and hiking. Beautiful scenery, trail has many access points to the river.

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.

Beautiful trail up till you hit the tree line.. veryyyyy rocky for the last push to the top. Nice views

7 months ago

Great views at the top. Not too hard. Did it with my two kids (6 & 8 years old) without much difficulty. Only negative was could have been marked better on certain areas of the way up. Was well marked on the way down tho.

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.

Epic 360 Views and not overly challenging. The directions will take you to the resort at Sugarloaf. Instead, turn left off the main road of Sugarloaf onto Mountainside Rd. Then take another left onto Bigelow Mtn. Rd. The trail is at the end, go over the bridge and take a right. Well worth it!

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.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

awesome hike with an amazing 360 view. tricky on way back down so pay attention to ski markers and rope. I would call this climb moderate to difficult.

Thursday, August 31, 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.

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

cross country skiing
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

well groomed...beautiful riverside scenery ...

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.

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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