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Bigelow Mountain (Avery Peak)
Dead River, ME

Avery Peak (right) as seen from Sugarloaf Mountain
Avery Peak (right) as seen from Sugarloaf Mountain

Bigelow Mountain's Avery Peak, part of the New England 4,000 Footer list, features views in all directions from its rocky summit. The peak is named after Myron Haliburton Avery, who was an important figure in the development of the Appalachian Trail.

A fire observation building stood adjacent the summit for over a century. Closed for decades, the building burned on April 15, 2011.

Due to the closure of Stratton Brook Pond Road and East Flagstaff Road, Avery Peak becomes harder to access in winter.

Summit Elevation
4,088 feet

Summit Facilities

Trip Reports:
Click on the date for photos, timestamps, and maps.
Date of Hike Trail(s) Length Steepness Vertical
September 30, 2018 Fire Warden's Trail, more Moderate Difficult 3,523'
March 20, 2011 Fire Warden's Trail, more Difficult Difficult 3,728'
January 23, 2010 Fire Warden's Trail, more Difficult Difficult 3,663'
August 23, 2009 Fire Warden's Trail, more Difficult Very Difficult 4,083'

More Information
- Bigelow Mountain Ski Area - New England's Cancelled Ski Areas
- Myron Avery - Wikipedia - The peak's namesake
- New England 4,000 Foot Peaks
- New England 100 Highest Peaks

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