Appalachian Trail: ME 15 to Jo-Mary Road

This classic 54-mile section travels through Maine's infamous 100-Mile Wilderness where countless notches, summit bids, and old-growth conifers are just a few highlights.
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This classic 54-mile section travels through Maine's infamous 100-Mile Wilderness where countless notches, summit bids, and old-growth conifers are just a few highlights.

Shelters: Leeman Brook Lean-to; sleeps 6. Wilson Valley Lean-to; sleeps 6. Long Pond Stream Lean-to; sleeps 8. Cloud Pond Lean-to; sleeps 6. Chairback Gap Lean-to; sleeps 6. Carl A. Newhall Lean-to; sleeps 6. Logan Brook Lean-to; sleeps 6. East Branch Lean-to; sleeps 8. Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 86.8

Waypoints

WPT023

Location: 45.400017, -69.466316

Canadian Pacific Railroad

WPT009

Location: 45.424801, -69.340614

Small stream

WPT004

Location: 45.413868, -69.399353

Trail to Barren Slide 250 feet (blue blaze)

WPT011

Location: 45.596058, -69.198959

Trail to Lean-to

WPT021

Location: 45.449665, -69.272652

Spring

WPT024

Location: 45.398983, -69.459747

Trail to Wilson Valley Lean-to and water

WPT009

Location: 45.479198, -69.288383

North Shore Pleasant River

WPT003

Location: 45.552551, -69.272415

Hay Mountain

WPT036

Location: 45.417667, -69.421303

Gravel road

WPT006

Location: 45.640178, -69.088018

Trail to shelter

WPT027

Location: 45.399765, -69.448051

Jeep road

WPT005

Location: 45.4132, -69.396667

Barren Ledges

WPT012

Location: 45.596851, -69.198303

East Branch Lean-to

WPT016

Location: 45.443668, -69.29583

Mudpit

WPT014

Location: 45.484336, -69.304942

Intersection of Gulf Hagas Trail and Pleasant River Road; Gulf Hagas Plaque

WPT011

Location: 45.430168, -69.331451

Fourth Mountain Bog

WPT009

Location: 45.561134, -69.234703

Logan Brook Lean-to; look for the waterfall water source that disappears under the rocky base

WPT001

Location: 45.616482, -69.126648

Sand Beach on Crawford Pond

WPT008

Location: 45.478966, -69.288452

West Branch Pleasant River requires you to ford across the 80 foot width here at the sandy banks; trail to parking

WPT016

Location: 45.530533, -69.314499

Trail to Alternate Tent site before finally crossing Gulf Hagas Brook

WPT009

Location: 45.351517, -69.498749

Leeman Brook Lean-to

WPT008

Location: 45.368584, -69.467117

James Brook

WPT022

Location: 45.39781, -69.469568

AT turns E; ford Big Wilson Steam

WPT014

Location: 45.596985, -69.193733

East Branch Pleasant River

WPT024

Location: 45.453152, -69.262466

Chairback Gap Lean-to 9769 Great campsites behind the shelter. Water source is steeply downhill.

WPT038

Location: 45.420666, -69.410934

Trail to Long Pond Stream Lean-to

WPT020

Location: 45.540535, -69.32003

Gulf Hagas Mtn.

WPT005

Location: 45.468067, -69.278168

Trail to East Chairback Pond .2 mi.

WPT009

Location: 45.644966, -69.079369

Stream

WPT025

Location: 45.398834, -69.459267

Wilson Valley Lean-to

WPT019

Location: 45.531033, -69.315117

Carl Newhall Memorial Lean-to

WPT004

Location: 45.340782, -69.523819

Bell Pond

WPT018

Location: 45.449417, -69.28627

Blue-blaze West Chairback Pond Trail to West Chairback Pond; stream 100 feet N

WPT003

Location: 45.456635, -69.255653

View N on bald; look into the valley where the AT makes a giant U-turn dipping down into the valley before heading back up the mountains in the opposite direction

WPT002

Location: 45.544899, -69.296333

West Peak

WPT001

Location: 45.453201, -69.262299

Chairback Gap Lean-to

WPT005

Location: 45.64035, -69.08746

Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to; waterfalls and good swimming immediately in front of shelter

WPT006

Location: 45.352901, -69.480499

Double track

WPT004

Location: 45.45665, -69.254051

Rock scramble down Chairback Mtn.

WPT004

Location: 45.556232, -69.263733

White Brook Trail

WPT006

Location: 45.554432, -69.246284

White Cap Mountain; Short side trail to the left leads to a great view of Katahdin

WPT005

Location: 45.556183, -69.2509

Blue-blaze to White Brook Road

WPT020

Location: 45.44965, -69.274567

Viewpoint

WPT022

Location: 45.449402, -69.270332

Columbus Mountain

WPT015

Location: 45.438583, -69.309303

Mudpit

WPT008

Location: 45.351383, -69.49868

Trail to Leeman Brook Lean-to

WPT010

Location: 45.579102, -69.224648

Gravel Road

ZZZ035

Location: 45.331215, -69.535934

AT continues straight across ME 15.

To access Monson, ME (the last major town on the AT that LOVES hikers), turn R for 4-mile jaunt into town. This small and friendly town is often packed with hikers, as it serves as the last major town for Northbound thru-hikers before Katahdin and 100-Mile Wilderness. Monson has a sign in the center of town indicating distances to Springer/Katahdin

WPT008

Location: 45.641865, -69.086487

Stream clear water

WPT011

Location: 45.373417, -69.471931

Little Wilson Falls

WPT009

Location: 45.363033, -69.471748

Mud Pond

WPT010

Location: 45.428101, -69.335648

Small stream

WPT004

Location: 45.351334, -69.484184

North Pond outlet stream

WPT012

Location: 45.375973, -69.468344

Rock furniture; unofficial campsite near Little Wilson stream

WPT003

Location: 45.62265, -69.12233

Old dam; pond outlet-Cooper Brook

WPT017

Location: 45.616516, -69.131119

Kokadjo-B Pond Road

WPT015

Location: 45.492867, -69.306686

Gulf Hagas Cut-off Trail

WPT014

Location: 45.378468, -69.470581

Small pond to the W

WPT015

Location: 45.607883, -69.173286

Mountain View Pond Outlet

WPT019

Location: 45.384949, -69.466469

Small stream

WPT018

Location: 45.616049, -69.127127

Trail to Sand Beach on Crawford Pond

WPT017

Location: 45.615391, -69.152626

Little Boardman Mountain

WPT012

Location: 45.484558, -69.304282

AT turns E @ jct. with Gulf Hagas Trail

WPT006

Location: 45.341499, -69.50843

Lily Pond

WPT003

Location: 45.352917, -69.488098

North Pond

WPT016

Location: 45.610283, -69.1689

Trail to spring

WPT020

Location: 45.393467, -69.466652

Thompson Brook

WPT006

Location: 45.473801, -69.29438

Logging Road

WPT034

Location: 45.419983, -69.431702

Wilbur Brook

WPT008

Location: 45.423882, -69.34343

Viewpoint

WPT006

Location: 45.420582, -69.354965

Trail to Cloud Pond Lean-to .4 mi.

WPT012

Location: 45.432499, -69.319435

Fourth Mountain; View to N of Third Mtn.

WPT002

Location: 45.453384, -69.262184

AT turns W on bog bridge; water

WPT017

Location: 45.444851, -69.293915

Monument Cliff

WPT013

Location: 45.483952, -69.304861

Screw Auger Falls

WPT007

Location: 45.415649, -69.370415

Barren Mountain Peak; old fire tower

WPT004

Location: 45.635418, -69.095901

Stream

WPT010

Location: 45.372749, -69.471298

double track

WPT039

Location: 45.420982, -69.410431

Long Pond Stream Lean-to

WPT037

Location: 45.417084, -69.419716

Long Pond Stream

WPT001

Location: 45.544617, -69.307083

Sidney Tappan Campsite

WPT035

Location: 45.420732, -69.428715

Vaughn Stream; waterfall

WPT010

Location: 45.652565, -69.04982

Stream

WPT014

Location: 45.437599, -69.309967

Small stream

WPT010

Location: 45.480568, -69.287933

Blue-blazed trail to Pugwash Pond and Hay Brook; Hay Brook Falls; parking

WPT007

Location: 45.351361, -69.498847

AT drops down a small gorge to Leeman Brook before scrambling back up to the trail to Leeman Brook Lean-to

WPT011

Location: 45.650898, -69.032005

Jo-Mary Rd.

DSCF9864

Location: 45.554439, -69.246247

DSCF9645

Location: 45.351346, -69.484121

DSCF9966

Location: 45.644451, -69.082901

DSCF9921

Location: 45.498653, -69.309258

DSCF9957

Location: 45.640732, -69.087616

DSCF9661

Location: 45.373699, -69.471832

DSCF9929

Location: 45.616484, -69.126604

DSCF9884

Location: 45.554434, -69.24618

DSCF9808

Location: 45.483954, -69.304821

DSCF9963

Location: 45.642166, -69.086365

DSCF9618

Location: 45.351354, -69.498739

DSCF9739

Location: 45.413265, -69.396797

DSCF9952

Location: 45.443943, -69.31279

DSCF9712

Location: 45.420732, -69.428675

DSCF9674

Location: 45.375851, -69.468697

DSCF9695

Location: 45.397975, -69.469578

DSCF9630

Location: 45.35115, -69.499179