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Red Rock Mountain, Butters Mountain, Durgin Mountain, Speckled Mountain
Stoneham, ME, Mason, ME

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

Route: Miles Notch Trail, Red Rock Trail, Bickford Brook Trail, Cold Brook Trail, Evergreen Link

Random yellow jacket stings on the Miles Notch Trail. Excellent views via a short bushwhack to the cliffs on Red Rock Mountain, as well as the summit ledges. Overgrown trail around Butters Mountain. Great views on Speckled Mountain, as well as on the Cold Brook Trail ledges. Some blown out trail on the steeps below.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Red Rock Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Butters Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Durgin Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Speckled Mountain
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Parking Elevation: 480'
Destination: Red Rock Mountain
Time Elapsed: 03:02
Trailhead Elevation: 480'
Summit Elevation: 2,141'
Vertical Gain: 2,411'
Destination: Butters Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 2,141'
Summit Elevation: 2,246'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 376'
Destination: Durgin Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:13
Trailhead Elevation: 2,246'
Summit Elevation: 2,404'
Vertical Gain: 524'
Destination: Speckled Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 2,404'
Summit Elevation: 2,906'
Distance: 1.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 726'
Hike Time Elapsed: 7:51
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,087'


The Miles Notch Trail trailhead
The Miles Notch Trail trailhead

Looking at the Red Rock cliffs from cliffs to the east
Looking at the Red Rock cliffs from cliffs to the east

Looking south from the cliffs near the summit of Red Rock Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking south from the cliffs near the summit of Red Rock Mountain

The Red Rock Trail on the way to Butters Mountain
The Red Rock Trail on the way to Butters Mountain

A lack of views from Butters Mountain - Click to enlarge
A lack of views from Butters Mountain

The Red Rock Trail on the way to Durgin Mountain
The Red Rock Trail on the way to Durgin Mountain

Looking north at the Mahoosucs and Caribou Mountain from near the summit of Durgin Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking north at the Mahoosucs and Caribou Mountain from near the summit of Durgin Mountain

The Red Rock Trail on the way to Speckled Mountain
The Red Rock Trail on the way to Speckled Mountain

Looking at the Red Rock ridge from Speckled Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Red Rock ridge from Speckled Mountain

Descending the Cold Brook Trail
Descending the Cold Brook Trail

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 5 north from Lovell, Maine. Take a left onto West Stoneham Road. Hut Road will eventually be on the right - take this road to get to the Miles Notch Trail trailhead. Unsigned in fall 2010, the trailhead was located past the national forest boundary, shortly after a slight dip in the road, on the right, with a small, mowed parking area on the left. To get to the Evergreen Link, continue on West Stoneham Road past Hut Road, then bear right at the next curve onto Adams Road. Mountain Road will eventually be on the right.

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