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Bald Mountain, Speckled Mountain
Woodstock, ME, Peru, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The trail to Little Concord Pond
The trail to Little Concord Pond

Pretty tame walk from Shagg Pond Road to Little Concord Pond. Generally dry with minor mud.

Trail up Bald Mountain was rugged in places, but generally dry. The loop around the Bald Ledges is very scenic. The actual highpoint of Bald is on the opposite side of the main trail (open woods bushwhack, but I don't think the peak's on any lists, so does it matter?).

A little confusion climbing up the bump between Bald and Speckled, as there is a tree town boundary swath that meets in the trail. Stick with the blue blazes, as the yellow blazed corridor is the swath.

Some rugged terrain on the ascent up Speckled, as well as a few damp ledges. Lots of views from the on-trail ledges and the ledges around the summit. Had the summit to ourselves. Blueberries are still green, but should be plentiful up there.

On the way back, we looped around Little Concord Pond, which was rugged due to a lack of good, established footbed (lots of herd paths, etc.).


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Speckled Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Parking Elevation: 950'
Destination: Bald Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 950'
Summit Elevation: 1,692'
Vertical Gain: 762'
Destination: Speckled Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:57
Trailhead Elevation: 1,692'
Summit Elevation: 2,183'
Vertical Gain: 783'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:24
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,795'


The trailhead on Shagg Pond Road
The trailhead on Shagg Pond Road

Looking south at Shagg Pond from the Bald Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking south at Shagg Pond from the Bald Mountain ledges

The Speckled Mountain Trail
The Speckled Mountain Trail

Looking northwest at the Mahooscus from Speckled Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest at the Mahooscus from Speckled Mountain

Topographic map of Bald Mountain, Speckled Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From West Peru, take Dickvale Road south (becomes Concord Pond Road), then take a left onto Shagg Pond Road. There is limited room to park across from the trailhead.



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