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Caribou Mountain
T2 R7, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the logging road on the way to Caribou Mountain
Looking up the logging road on the way to Caribou Mountain

Route: Logging road, unnamed trail

The bulk of this walk was on logging road, portions of which were muddy (rain showers made things a little wet too). After the last old logging landing, it looked more like either a snowmobile trail or boundary swath (stuff cut maybe 6" off the ground)...a little wet in places, but otherwise smooth sailing to the height of land. We found a jar maybe 20 feet off the trail at a potential highpoint, but it cracked and dropped the register on the ground (wet and rotten).

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Caribou Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Parking Elevation: 2,660'
Destination: Caribou Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:51
Trailhead Elevation: 2,660'
Summit Elevation: 3,650'
Distance: 2.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,010'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:03
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,030'


The continuation of the logging road 17.3 miles from Route 27
The continuation of the logging road 17.3 miles from Route 27

Hazy views from near the summit of Caribou Mountain - Click to enlarge
Hazy views from near the summit of Caribou Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Route 27 north from Eustis to Goldbrook Road. Bear left at 3.4 miles. Bear right at 8.5 miles. Road becomes Beaudry Road at 8.6 miles. At 12.6 there is a questionable bridge - passable, but a washout is forming. At 12.9, take a left onto West Branch Road. At 14.8, a small bridge has collapsed, requiring high clearance vehicles (or Ted Kennedy's team of lawyers). At 16.3 in a large clearing, take a right onto a much lesser used road. At 16.5, cross a small brook (if you made it over the bridge at 14.8, you can probably get over this). At 17.3 there is a fork, where we opted to park. We continued on foot on the left branch (it was quite soft in places, so it'd be a perfect place to get stuck).



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