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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Old Speck Mountain
Grafton, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Eyebrow Trail
The Eyebrow Trail

Route: Old Speck Trail, Eyebrow Trail, Old Speck Trail, (Old Speck Mountain), Old Speck Trail

Majority of trails were wet below about 3,500 feet due to undercast and previous week of rain. Wet and slippery ledges on both trails (including some no fall zones on the Eyebrow Trail). Mud and puddles generally hoppable/avoidable. Patchy snow starts perhaps around 3,000 feet and continues to the summit, but no particularly long or tedious stretches. Some ice monorail as well, but everyone out today was able to bareboot it. Should be minimal by next weekend.

Nice undercast views from fire tower.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, May 22, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,496'
Destination: Old Speck Mountain
Time Elapsed: 03:05
Trailhead Elevation: 1,496'
Summit Elevation: 4,180'
Vertical Gain: 3,069'
Hike Time Elapsed: 07:44
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,384'

The Old Speck Trail trailhead
The Old Speck Trail trailhead

Looking up the Old Speck Trail
Looking up the Old Speck Trail

Looking down the Mahoosucs from Old Speck - Click to enlarge
Looking down the Mahoosucs from Old Speck

Topographic map of Old Speck Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take US 2 East to Route 26 North into Grafton Notch. The hiker parking area is just below The Eyebrow. The Appalachian Trail departs southbound, diagonally left from the kiosk at the parking area.

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