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Mt. Abram
Greenwood, ME

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

Route: Ski trails

After finishing Goose Eye as a morning hike, we opted to check out something else in the area. Hunting around for a hiking trail or access road up Mt. Abram, we found a few leads, but none promising enough to follow. Instead, we opted to hike up the ski trails. In previous years, the parking lot had been blocked off with No Trespassing signs, however that doesn't appear to be the case now.

We ascended straight up the main race trail, curving around a few of the access trails to reach the summit (the highpoint of which seemed to be next to the summit patrol shack).

While there were some views from the tops of the ski trails, we found the best views by far to be from a clearing adjacent to a communications tower just west of the summit. From here we had excellent views of the Evans Notch area and Presidentials.

For the descent, we followed a more gradual trail. While it was a nice, quick hike, the bugs were bad - ticks and deer flies in particular.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Abram
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Hike Commenced: 4:06 PM
Parking Elevation: 940'
Destination: Mt. Abram
Ascent Commenced: 4:08 PM
Summit Reached: 4:37 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 950'
Summit Elevation: 1,990'
Vertical Gain: 1,055'
Hike Ended: 5:25 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:19
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,070'


Looking up the Boris Badenov Trail
Looking up the Boris Badenov Trail

Looking at the Evans Notch and Carter Range peaks in front of Mt. Washington from near the Mt. Abram summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Evans Notch and Carter Range peaks in front of Mt. Washington from near the Mt. Abram summit

Topographic map of Mt. Abram


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 2 east to Route 26 south to Greenwood. The access road for Mt. Abram will eventuall be on the right.

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