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About


Picket Mountain
Newfield, ME

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

Route: Picket Mountain Road, snowmobile trail, (Picket Mountain), snowmobile trail, Picket Mountain Road

After hiking Bond Mountain, I headed a few miles east for nearby Picket Mountain.

I made a false start up a blazed trail, quickly realizing I was going to a nearby unnamed hill. Once back where I started, I walked along Picket Mountain Road, eventually reaching a fork in the road (with a stonewall in the middle of the fork), where I turned left. I followed this well established (and fairly nice looking) snowmobile trail up to the false summit, where excellent views were had to the north (including the Presidentials) and west.

Continuing into a very minor col, I climbed up to the ledgy summit area, where there were views in nearly every direction. With black flies lightly swarming and rain approaching, I didn't linger for too long.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hike Commenced: 5:00 PM
Parking Elevation: 440'
Destination: Picket Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:00 PM
Summit Reached: 5:22 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:22
Trailhead Elevation: 440'
Summit Elevation: 850'
Vertical Gain: 425'
Hike Ended: 5:55 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:55
Hike Vertical Gain: 440'


The start of the roadwalk on Picket Mountain Road
The start of the roadwalk on Picket Mountain Road

A shrub in bloom on the way up Picket Mountain
A shrub in bloom on the way up Picket Mountain

Looking southeast from Picket Mountain at Silver Lake - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast from Picket Mountain at Silver Lake

Topographic map of Picket Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Route 11 in Newfield, take Bridge Street south. Shortly thereafter, take a right onto Picket Mountain Road. A trail starts near the no-ATV sign. There is no parking on private property.

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