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Burnt Hill
Carrabassett Valley, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The lower Burnt Mountain Trail
The lower Burnt Mountain Trail

Route: Burnt Mountain Trail

Burnt Hill (aka Burnt Mountain), the subpeak of Sugarloaf.

Below treeline, the Burnt Mountain Trail was a wet mess of standing and running water from the previous day's rain. Probably 3/4s of it on the ascent to the ridge was flooded, making for slow going and wet feet.

Once on the ridge, the winds were fairly significant, especially once clearing treeline. Sustained winds were probably in the 30s with gusts probably in the 50s at times, making it difficult to stand/walk. Very impressive open ridgewalk and summit, but hard to stay there long with the wind!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Burnt Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,740'
Destination: Burnt Hill
Time Elapsed: 02:13
Trailhead Elevation: 1,740'
Summit Elevation: 3,609'
Vertical Gain: 1,919'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,969'


The Burnt Mountain Trail trailhead at the end of Bigelow Mountain Drive
The Burnt Mountain Trail trailhead at the end of Bigelow Mountain Drive

The upper Burnt Mountain Trail
The upper Burnt Mountain Trail

Looking at the Bigelows from Burnt Hill - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Bigelows from Burnt Hill

Topographic map of Burnt Hill


Directions to trailhead: Trailhead as at the end of Bigelow Mountain Drive off Mountain Side Road. This short side road (in a condo development) is permit parking only. The Sugarloaf base lodge is roughly on the same contour, so you could park there and walk over.

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