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Streaked Mountain
Paris, ME, Hebron, ME, Buckfield, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Streaked Mountain Trail
Looking up the Streaked Mountain Trail

Route: Streaked Mountain Trail

Ever since driving down Route 117 at sunset, I was very much interested in hiking Streaked Mountain. Thus, given the opportunity, I decided to check it out on a nice, warm pre-spring day.

Arriving at the trailhead, we quickly set foot up the fairly well packed trail with Microspikes. While the first portion of the trail was pretty bland (following a power line), it soon turned into the woods and then reached seemingly non-stop ledges. Though the trail is somewhat short, it provides quite a workout due to its steep pitch.

The ledgy summit was covered with communications towers, as well as a closed fire tower. Nonetheless, there were excellent views in all directions from various points, including a tremendous Presidential vista.

After checking out the various views, we headed down some snowmobile tracks to a southern knob, which provided similar views (albeit not in all directions) without the towers. The sunset was quite nice, setting into Mt. Monroe.

On our way back, we realized we had left some stuff behind at the south ledge, so we thus turned around and reascended. At this point there was still some color to the west, but perhaps more striking was the sight of all of the adajcent lit up areas (nearby towns, Shawnee Peak's ski trails) contrasting to almost complete darkness to points north.

Not a bad peak!


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, March 16, 2009
Hike Commenced: 6:01 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,040'
Destination: Streaked Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 6:01 PM
Summit Reached: 6:24 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,040'
Summit Elevation: 1,770'
Vertical Gain: 730'
Hike Ended: 7:52 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:51
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,550'


The Streaked Mountain Trail trailhead
The Streaked Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking at Old Speck from Streaked Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Old Speck from Streaked Mountain

The sun setting into Mt. Monroe as seen from the south ledges of Streaked Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sun setting into Mt. Monroe as seen from the south ledges of Streaked Mountain

Topographic map of Streaked Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 117 northeast from South Paris. Take a right onto Streaked Mountain Road. Shortly after passing a cemetary on the left, there will be a power line ascending the mountain on the left. The trailhead is at the bottom of the powerline cut, with very limited space alongside the road for parking.

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