Appalachian Trail: ME 16 to East Flagstaff Road

Summit climbs, mountain ponds, and panoramic views highlight this 15.5-mile hike in the Bigelow Range.
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Summit climbs, mountain ponds, and panoramic views highlight this 15.5-mile hike in the Bigelow Range.

Horns Pond Lean-to: sleeps 8; privy. Little Bigelow Lean-to: sleeps 8; privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 24.9

Waypoints

WPT026

Location: 45.1472320556641, -70.2619323730469

AT turns W @ jct. with Trail to Old Man's Head (blue blaze)

WPT007

Location: 45.1221008300781, -70.3488845825195

Stream

WPT025

Location: 45.1467170715332, -70.2761001586914

Myron H Avery Peak (Bigelow Mtn)

WPT019

Location: 45.1455345153809, -70.3239669799805

North Horn Trail

WPT011

Location: 45.138801574707, -70.1918869018555

Trail to Little Bigelow lean-to

WPT021

Location: 45.1447334289551, -70.299934387207

View Sugarloaf Ski slopes

WPT020

Location: 45.1450157165527, -70.3231964111328

South Horn

WPT008

Location: 45.1226997375488, -70.348747253418

Stream

WPT009

Location: 45.1323661804199, -70.2026138305664

View of Flagstaff Lake to the NE

WPT024

Location: 45.1472320556641, -70.2821197509766

Caretaker Bldg

WPT003

Location: 45.1403846740723, -70.2280654907226

Trail to viewpoint

WPT018

Location: 45.1441841125488, -70.330192565918

Day Shelter, Trail to point

WPT034

Location: 45.1445846557617, -70.2558670043945

.2-mi. side trail to Safford Notch Campground. AT continues straight

WPT009

Location: 45.123851776123, -70.3489837646484

Cranberry Stream campsite

WPT015

Location: 45.1438179016113, -70.3343505859375

Viewpoint of Horns Pond and Horns @ big boulder 9170

WPT007

Location: 45.1299018859863, -70.2105178833008

Little Bigelow (east end)

WPT011

Location: 45.1377983093262, -70.3543472290039

AT turns E @ jct. with Bigelow Range Trail

WPT006

Location: 45.1134834289551, -70.3494338989258

Stratton Brook; Dick Brown's Bridge

WPT003

Location: 45.1070671081543, -70.3536987304688

Stream

ZZZ015

Location: 45.1036338806152, -70.3567504882812

AT crosses parking road slightly to the L and then across ME 27. Ahead, lots of elevation, but views are worth it

WPT033

Location: 45.1447486877441, -70.2559967041016

Boulder maze trail leads under cavernous boulder

WPT029

Location: 45.1465492248535, -70.2566299438476

Boulder slide

WPT004

Location: 45.1116180419922, -70.3498687744141

Stratton Brook Pond Road

WPT032

Location: 45.1450157165527, -70.2557525634766

Safford Brook Trail

WPT004

Location: 45.1377334594727, -70.2253036499024

2000 mi. from GA; marked temporarily with sticks

WPT023

Location: 45.1473159790039, -70.2828674316406

Bigelow Col; Avery Memorial Campsite

WPT005

Location: 45.1128997802734, -70.3494186401367

Jeep road

WPT012

Location: 45.1348152160644, -70.17236328125

East Flagstaff Road

WPT014

Location: 45.1426658630371, -70.3425979614258

Viewpoint

WPT017

Location: 45.1439170837402, -70.3298797607422

Two Horns Pond Lean-tos

WPT030

Location: 45.1460342407227, -70.2571334838867

House-sized boulder

WPT016

Location: 45.1438255310059, -70.3333511352539

Horns Pond Trail

WPT027

Location: 45.1478004455566, -70.2585296630859

Viewpoint of Little Bigelows

WPT035

Location: 45.1434669494629, -70.2588195800781

Safford Notch Campground

WPT006

Location: 45.1345176696777, -70.2182693481445

View to the SSW

WPT022

Location: 45.1468162536621, -70.2880172729492

Bigelow Mountain West Peak

WPT010

Location: 45.1394004821777, -70.1910629272461

Little Bigelow lean-to. Shelter complete with faux telephone and Privy complete with window curtains

WPT013

Location: 45.1419334411621, -70.3458480834961

AT turns W @ jct. with trail to viewpoint

WPT028

Location: 45.1479148864746, -70.2578964233398

Trail to viewpoint

DSCF9196

Location: 45.1468315124512, -70.2879867553711

DSCF9176

Location: 45.1468315124512, -70.2879867553711

DSCF9226

Location: 45.1468315124512, -70.2721176147461

DSCF9247

Location: 45.1397819519043, -70.1908493041992