Tiene hermosas flores silvestres y es calificado como moderado. A bit steep on the return to the Bickford Brook Trail. Spruce hill - 3 stepovers prior to wilderness boundary sign; 4 additional stepovers beyond the wilderness sign some ground level some at knee level. Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness Boundary. Follow Bickford Brook Trail E into Caribou–Speckled Mtn. Counted numerous blowdowns today. Other participating eBirders. That meant a short hike up to Speckled via Spruce Hill Tr. Leave a … Speckled Mountain in the Evans Notch area is a moderate hike that features fine views to the North. There are many ways (all, I think, equally strenuous) to summit the 2,906-foot Speckled Mountain, one of the two biggies, along with Caribou Mountain, in this part of the White Mountains. Wilderness. Watch out for a herd path on your left that opens to a small ledge covered by white moss. Long stretches of level areas. Surface Conditions: Cheryl Ring Checklist version by Cheryl Ring; Success! ← Spruce Hill Trail to Speckled Mountain. Clear skies gave us great views of the Royces, Carters and the presidentials peaking over the Carters; the bald faces and the peaks of the Mahoosucs plus numerous other peaks. Incredible views. You can find the hike under the Spruce Hill Trail in the White Mountain Guide. Trail. Got a late start on the trail so didn't get to enjoy the ridge as much as I could have. Spruce Hill Trail to Speckled Mountain. Map and location information for Spruce Hill Trail in Maine: Spruce Hill Trail is one of the Trail in Oxford County, ME and can be found on the Speckled Mountain USGS topographic quad map. The top of Specked mtn. When the Blueberry Ridge Trail meets up with the Bickford Brook Trail again (WP Trail Intersection) the form of the trail changes. It reaches a spur to the overlook by continuing forward after the summit. 3 Strenuous White Mountain National Forest. Spruce Mountain is marked by a bald spot, with a cairn to mark it. - From the summit of Speckled I made my way over to Evans Notch via the Spruce Hill Trail. The first 1/2 mile is poorly marked still. Had a bear cross the trial about 50 in front of me. There are many ways (all, I think, equally strenuous) to summit the 2,906-foot Speckled Mountain, one of the two biggies, along with Caribou Mountain, in this part of the White Mountains. One of the easier hikes I'd say. Once the trail reaches the Caribou Speckled Mountain Wilderness Boundary line (WP Wilderness line) the forest nature changes to a majority of conifers. Speckled Mountain is a mountain located in western Maine. Speckled Mountain via Spruce Hill and Bickford Brook Trails ist ein 5.8 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Bethel, Maine. Really good views. Family friendly. You can start at the parking area for East Royce Mountain on Route 113, and climb 1.9 miles over Spruce Hill, connecting to the Bickford Brook Trail for the final 1.2 miles to the summit. nikkiseeseverything. Nice and easy approach to speckled - 6.2 miles out and back. Views are amazing and worth it! Wind gusts were epic and kept the what bugs there were at bay. Will do again! Be sure to get to that parking lot early in the morning—we got there at 8:30 am and there were 4 other cars there. Hiking up the Spruce Hill trail, it’s possible to get a glimpse of the Speckled Mountain summit from a side trail to Spruce Hill’s tiny summit (2510′). I saw no one until a quarter of a mile from the summit of Speckled, and about 20 on my way back to the trailhead. A self-serve pay station is located on site. Hikers follow the Spruce Trail and the Bickford Brook Trail to the open ledges of Speckled Mountain, passing through primitive forest and open meadows before reaching the summit area. Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness. All Hiking Camping History. Wilderness. No views. Posted on September 18, 2011 by xrayhiker. I want to steal it and alter it ever so slightly. Location: 44.2691345214844, ... Continue straight @ Spruce Hill Trail jct. Bickford Brook between spruce hill and upper blueberry ridge junctions- 4 stepovers all knee high - these are larger diameter trees. At 0.8 mile a loop trail leaves the Blueberry Ridge Trail at the lower slide and follows the brook upstream affording views of slides and falls in the brook. Decently challenging for inexperienced hikers. Was the second car in the lot at 7:50 am. White Mountain National Forest, ME. Speckled Mountain 2906' Spruce Hill Trail/ Bickford Brook Trail 3.1 Miles 1650' Elevation gain Kevin, Judy and Emma Dappled Sun on Speckled Mountain was one of John Compton's recent trip report titles. The first part of the trail goes straight up off of Rte 113, righ across from the parking lot for the Royce trails. Los perros también pueden usar este sendero. The terrain eases into more gradual climbs. Haleakala National Park, HI. Nice trail. Speckled Mountain 2906’ Spruce Hill Trail/Bickford Brook Trail 6.2 Miles 1650’ Elevation gain Kevin, Judy and Emma At least once a year a longtime friend and co-worker and I try to get away for a night in the mountains. has a great view about 280 degrees with an old fire tower base. Speckled Mountain via Spruce Hill Trail. Out in force - mosquitoes and black flies; a breeze at the summit helped to keep their number a bit manageable but bug spray is a must. https://rootsrated.com/portland-me/hiking/speckled-mountain Hiking Trail Conditions Report: Peaks: Speckled Mountain (attempt), ME: Trails: Spruce Hill Trail: Date of Hike: Saturday, May 2, 2015: Parking/Access Road Notes: Rte 113 is now open - Parking at lot for East Royce trail with room for 10 cars, trailhead just across the street. Washington, and further north into Maine. Hikers follow the Spruce Trail and the Bickford Brook Trail to the open ledges of Speckled Mountain, passing through primitive forest and open meadows before reaching the summit area. SML002. Trail on Cold River and Evans Brook in White Mtn. In summer, it feels hot out here after the cool shade of the spruce and fir! Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness Boundary After crossing the wilderness boundary, the Spruce Trail begins to climb, switchbacking through hardwood forest. Gradual over Spruce Hill and up to Speckled Mountain. the trail (under a different name) apparently continues towards 2 other mountains but it is 3.1 miles to this point (about 2:15) so I merely retraced my route back to the parking lot on Rt 113 (across from trailhead its also the lot for Royce Mt trails). Bickford Brook Trail Hasting Hill Trail Junction. On return walked across Blueberry Ridge was absolutely gorgeous. Bit of steepness at the end. A bit of a drop to a col and then an easy climb to the summit of Speckled Mountain with nice views into Maine ant the Wild River Area in NH, I took this route from Rt 113 because i thought, based on trail maps/etc, that i would be doing 3 different summitts..Spruce Hill, Ames Mt & finally Speckled. Trails were dry with a few spots of mud. ), and relatively flat. summit of Speckled Mountain. White Mountains NF--Speckled Mtn. When we got back at 1:30, it was PACKED. To hike Spruce Hill, use AMC Map #5 for the Carter Range and Evans Notch. If you are headed to Speckled Mountain, coming off of Speckled Mountain is steep, but short. Mix of plates from Maine, NH, and Vermont. Had to break the bad news to them that there were no real views other than through the trees on Spruce hill and they would have to go to the speckled summit for open views. By xrayhiker | Published September 18, 2011 | Full size is × pixels Speckled Mountain. Nice close to 360 degree views at the top. Amazing views on top. Nice trail- starts up quick and not much water after the first 30 min in for dogs. Most of Bickford Brook Trail is an old access road for the Fire Tower that use to be on Speckled Mountain. These are all small trees. If everyone parked close, probably 16 cars will fit in the parking lot. Or you can start at the SML007. Speckled Mountain via Spruce Hill and Bickford Brook Trails es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 9.3 kilómetros con tráfico ligero localizado cerca de Bethel, Maine. The first part of the trail is moderately steep and very rooty and rocky. summit the 2,906-foot Speckled Mountain, one of the two biggies, along with Caribou Mountain, in this part of the White Mountains. Today the prize is Speckled Mountain in the List "Northeastern Wilderness High Points". The first part of the trail everyone seems to dislike was pretty rough and very few blazes, but I tend to like being a little bit off the beaten path. The entire trail is just 3.8 miles long, just perfect for a half day in the woods! Share this checklist with other participants' eBird accounts. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Easy 0.3 Miles Leleiwi Overlook Trail. We try to do it during the window of opportunity that comes between the snow melt and the arrival of the blackflies. 6 miles RT. Er führt durch schönen W The GPS coordinates are 44.2958978 (latitude), -70.9892396 (longitude) and the approximate elevation is 2,182 feet (665 meters) above sea level. first section of the trail is actually horrible but after you pass the first trail crossing it gets A LOT better, views at the top of Speckled we’re amazing. The view is 180 degrees, with plenty of flat(ish) places to sit and take in the view. Fairly easy. Met a nice law enforcement office for the forest service on our return patrolling the trail head lots who asked about our hiking. 0 Star This. Location: 44.2899017333984, ... follow trail to rock ledge overlook for stunning lake-to-mountain views of Maine’s Western Lakes and Mountains region. Finally, after passing through a small lovely little meadow you get to the summit of Speckled Mt with 270 degree views. I believe it was the first tower in the state of Maine. great trail! opted to take Spruce Hill up to Speckled since it isn't generally the favored route of hikers to speckled but actually ran across 15 people out today meeting all on the spruce hill trail. Alternate trail to Speckled Mountain via Ames Mountain. East and West Royce Mountain via Royce Trail, Caribou and Gammon Mountain via Mud Brook Trail, Bickford Brook Trail to Speckled Mountain, West and East Royce Mountains via the Royce Trail, Shelburne Trail to Kenduskeag Trail to Carter-Moriah Trail, Speckled Mountain via Spruce Hill and Bickford Brook Trails. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. It is one of the taller mountains in the area, giving it a great position for scouting out the White Mountains, including Mt. Speckled Mountain sits within the Maine portion of the White Mountain National Forest along the beautiful Route 113. You can start at the parking area for East Royce Mountain on Route 113, and climb 1.9 miles over Spruce Hill, connecting to the Bickford Brook Trail for the final 1.2 miles to the summit. Then you ascend to Speckled Mountain—it’s only a moderate slope, with. View Lookout Trails. It can be ascended by the Bickford Brook, Spruce Hill, Cold Brook, Red Rock and Blueberry Ridge trails, and is a popular day hike. SML002. Best Lookout Trails. Nice and easy approach to speckled - 6.2 miles out and back. The 2.5 mile ridge walk over to speckled is awesome. 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