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East Kennebago Mountain
Lang, ME, Tim Pond, ME

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

Route: Logging road, boundary swath, herd path, bushwhack, (East Kennebago Mountain), herd path, boundary swath, logging road

Starting at a sharp turn in the main logging road around 2,500 feet, we followed a recently-used-again diagonal road through a fairly fresh cut. After passing by a grassy four wheeler type trail on the right, we continued diagonally uphill. The diagonal road eventually became a grassier road.

Reaching a boundary swath (yellow stake on the right), we took a left onto it, following yellow and blue blazes until we neared a height of land. At this point, an obvious herd path ran uphill. Aside from routing around some thicker spruce in one area, we generally were able to follow the herd path all the way to the summit canister, and then back again.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: East Kennebago Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, July 8, 2011
Parking Elevation: 2,490'
Destination: East Kennebago Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:15
Trailhead Elevation: 2,490'
Summit Elevation: 3,791'
Vertical Gain: 1,321'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,331'


The beginning of the logging road walk
The beginning of the logging road walk

Departing the boundary swath onto a herd path
Departing the boundary swath onto a herd path

Slight views of the Bigelows as seen from the side of East Kennebago - Click to enlarge
Slight views of the Bigelows as seen from the side of East Kennebago

Topographic map of East Kennebago Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From the Route 4/Route 16 junction in Rangeley, take Route 16 North for 9.5 miles. Take a left onto a dirt road (0.0 miles), almost immediately crossing a wood bridge. After crossing the bridge, take a right. At about 0.9 miles, bear right. At ~1 mile, bear left. At about 3 miles, take a left. At a sharp left turn at about 4.2 miles, there is room to park. Instead of following the sharp left hairpin turn, walk straight on the grassy logging road.

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