The AT runs 14.6 miles from the Maine/New Hampshire state line to Grafton Notch on ME Hwy 26. Along the way the trail passes the Carlo Col shelter, Mount Carlo, Goose Eye Mountain, the Full Goose shelter, Fulling Mill, Mahoosuc Mountain, Speck Pond, and the Speck Pond shelter.
Note: the Google Maps location given is the approximately the southern end of this trail.
Recommended parking spot:
"ME 26 (Grafton Notch)" lat=44.5898296757, lon=-70.9474838145
Note: if you are south bound, pick up the Appalachian Trail section descriptions in New Hampshire (or just click here).
Trail length: 15 miles
Posted by Greg Heil on November 4, 2011
Trail System Appalachian Trail: Maine
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Reviews of Appalachian Trail 151: ME/NH Line to Grafton Notch (ME 26)
Reviewed by snowman on August 4, 2015
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I did this trail south from rt 26to rt 2 in Gorham nh,3day hike. went up old speck mt,great views.took me 1.5 hrs to get thru the notch,what a rock climb. after 9.9 miles a stayed at full goose shelter.day 2 was off to the nh broader lots of stairs and iron rungs.
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Reviewed by appleseed12 on October 10, 2013
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This area of the AT is pretty neat. Speck pond and the campground are alright--lots of leeches, and the mountains are pretty cool. But, the real attraction for this trail is the Mahoosuc Notch. The trail descends into the boulder filled notch for a mile. Hiking is slow, climbing over and under rocks, and the temperature drops about 15 degrees in the notch. Very cool and different geologically.
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Appalachian Trail 151: ME/NH Line to Grafton Notch (ME 26)
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