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The Roost
Batchelders Grant, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the north branch of the Roost Trail
Looking up the north branch of the Roost Trail

Route: Roost Trail, (The Roost), spur trail, (The Roost), Roost Trail

Since the weather and my bum knee were preventing me from doing any sort of sizable hike, I decided to try a short Evans Notch hike whilst on my way to North Conway (a slight detour).

While there were some glimpses of blue sky on the drive up, there was a steady, light rain as I headed up Route 113. Reaching the Roost Trail trailhead, I quickly set foot up the trail. The steepest portion of it was the initial stairway climb from Route 113 - after that, it was pretty moderate going to the viewless summit.

The spur path from the summit to the viewpoint was short, steep, and a bit slippery. Though obscured by the rain and fog, the views from the viewpoint were nonetheless quite good.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: The Roost
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Minimal
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hike Commenced: 9:19 AM
Parking Elevation: 820'
Destination: The Roost
Ascent Commenced: 9:19 AM
Summit Reached: 9:33 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 820'
Summit Elevation: 1,374'
Distance: .5 mile
Vertical Gain: 559'
Hike Ended: 9:57 AM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:38
Hike Vertical Gain: 664'


The Roost Trail trailhead on Route 113
The Roost Trail trailhead on Route 113

A painted trillium on the Roost Trail
A painted trillium on the Roost Trail

Looking up the Wild River valley from the viewpoint near the summit of The Roost - Click to enlarge
Looking up the Wild River valley from the viewpoint near the summit of The Roost

Topographic map of The Roost


Directions to trailhead: From US 302, take Maine 113 North into Evans Notch. Shortly after passing the Wild River Road junction, the northern branch of the Roost Trail will be on the right. There is limited room for roadside parking.

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