Appalachian Trail: Shirley-Blanchard Road to ME 15

You'll trace the northern banks of Lake Hebron--a popular fishing hole--and climb the wooded slopes of Buck Hill on this 6.1-mile dayhike.
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You'll trace the northern banks of Lake Hebron--a popular fishing hole--and climb the wooded slopes of Buck Hill on this 6.1-mile dayhike.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.8

Waypoints

WPT033

Location: 45.3185005187988, -69.5422134399414

Gravel road

WPT021

Location: 45.2834663391113, -69.5621185302734

Gravel road

WPT027

Location: 45.2886657714844, -69.5439834594726

Stream

WPT024

Location: 45.287181854248, -69.553596496582

Lake Hebron

ZZZ012

Location: 45.2856826782227, -69.5862655639648

Shirley-Blanchard Rd.

WPT032

Location: 45.3164176940918, -69.5451965332031

Stream

WPT034

Location: 45.3240852355957, -69.5412673950195

Jeep road

WPT015

Location: 45.2816505432129, -69.5730361938476

AT follows jeep road. Follow white blazes carefully in this section

WPT030

Location: 45.3147659301758, -69.5464019775391

AT turns E @ jct. with trail to Doughty Pond

WPT036

Location: 45.2868995666504, -69.5029678344726

Monson, ME: The last major town for northbound thru-hikers before Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness, this small, friendly town is often packed with hikers.

WPT029

Location: 45.2975006103516, -69.5393676757812

Gravel road

WPT028

Location: 45.2908172607422, -69.53759765625

Blue-blazed double track to Monson via Bray Rd. and Pleasant St.

ZZZ035

Location: 45.3312149047852, -69.5359344482422

AT continues straight across ME 15. To access Monson, ME (the last major town on the AT), turn R for 4-mile jaunt into town. This small, hiker-friendly town is often packed with hikers, as it serves as the last major town for northbound thru-hikers before Mt. Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness. Monson has a sign in the center of town indicating distances to Springer/Katahdin.