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Big Squaw Mountain
T2 R6, ME, T3 R5, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The upper portion of the Big Moose Mountain Trail
The upper portion of the Big Moose Mountain Trail

Route: Big Moose Mountain Trail

Big Squaw Mountain (aka Big Moose Mountain for politically correct state bureaucrats...call it Big Moose locally and you're likely to be corrected). We toyed with ascending the ski slopes, however the upper part of the ski area is still defunct and the slopes a bit overgrown.

Lower portion of the hiking trail had a few areas of minor mud, but was generally okay. Relentless steep rock steps above the fire wardens cabin (rotting away...has a skylight courtesy a hole in the roof).

Excellent directional views from the summit, though obscured by fog from recent rain shower. Did not continue to a viewpoint to the north due to time and energy, but did check out the scenic spur in the col, which had similar views to those up top.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 16, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,350'
Destination: Big Squaw Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:09
Trailhead Elevation: 1,350'
Summit Elevation: 3,196'
Distance: 2.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,871'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:42
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,946'


The Big Moose Mountain Trail trailhead
The Big Moose Mountain Trail trailhead

Moosehead Lake as seen from Big Squaw Mountain - Click to enlarge
Moosehead Lake as seen from Big Squaw Mountain

Topographic map of Big Squaw Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 15 northwest from Greenville, then take a right onto North Road. The Big Moose Mountain Trail trailhead and parking lot will eventually be on the right.

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