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Ragged Mountain
Rockport, ME, Camden, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Georges Highland Path
Georges Highland Path

Route: Georges Highland Path, bushwhack, unnamed trails

Lower elevations had a dusting of snow, but generally dry trail with occasional minor mud. Long traverse below the mountain was a bit tedious.

Once on the ridge, snow increased to 1-2" and the views opened up. While some maps/descriptions describe the communications towers as the summit, I suspect it is actually a crag to the north (1,300'). I initially started bushwhacking to it from the tower, but soon found an unmarked trail that led up to the ledgy highpoint (pins remaining from survey). Nice directional views adjacent to it as well.

I think doubled back and descended a trail adjacent to the communication line to the top of the ski area (ski trails are closed due to construction), then doubled back and returned from whence I came.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Parking Elevation: 430'
Destination: Ragged Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:00
Trailhead Elevation: 430'
Summit Elevation: 1,310'
Vertical Gain: 1,050'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:18
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,450'


The Georges Highland Path trailhead off Route 17
The Georges Highland Path trailhead off Route 17

Looking at Mt. Megunticook from the Ragged Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Megunticook from the Ragged Mountain ledges

Topographic map of Ragged Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Rockland, take Route 17 north past Mirror Lake. The Georges Highland Path trailhead and parking lot will be on the right soon thereafter.



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