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Blue Hill
Blue Hill, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the lower Hayes Trail
Looking down the lower Hayes Trail

Route: Hayes Trail, Tower Trail

Trails were mostly dry and good shape. Upper Hayes Trail was a bit rugged, while the Tower Trail had odd footing in places (looks like someone is in the process of hand paving the trail, so it should be pretty neat to see someday). Fantastic views ascending the Hayes Trail to the southern ledges (near the communication tower), then some great views from the ledgy summit.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Blue Hill
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Parking Elevation: 400'
Destination: Blue Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:19
Trailhead Elevation: 400'
Summit Elevation: 934'
Vertical Gain: 554'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:41
Hike Vertical Gain: 554'


The Hayes Trail-Tower Trail trailhead off Mountain Road
The Hayes Trail-Tower Trail trailhead off Mountain Road

The Tower Trail
The Tower Trail

Looking southwest toward Camden from Blue Hill - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest toward Camden from Blue Hill

Directions to trailhead: From Surry, take Route 172 southwest toward Blue Hill. Adjacent to the fairgrounds, take a right onto Mountain Road. A hiker parking lot will be on the left near a height of land, while the trailhead will be on the right, at the start of a large field.



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