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Appalachian Trail: Moxie Pond Road to Shirley-Blanchard Road

Follow the West Branch Piscataquis River through lake-dotted landscapes and old growth forests on this 17.9-mile hike—perfect for a long weekend.

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Shelters: Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to; sleeps 8. Moxie Lean-to; sleeps 6. Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to; sleeps 8.

TO TRAILHEAD: Start: From Bingham, ME, take US 201 north to ME 16. Turn right; take ME 16 east for 5.8 miles. Turn left on Dead Water/Indian Pond Rd.; go 11.5 miles to trail crossing on southern end of Moxie Pond.

End: From Monson, ME, take ME 6/15 south to Blanchard Rd. Bear right on Blanchard Rd.; go 4.5 miles to right turn in road. Drive 1.3 miles to trailhead.

To Trailhead

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