Thanks! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Maine, the way life should be. A wrong turn took me around a pleasant diversion/backtrack to the other side of the Bob Chase Scenic Loop, and I wound my way back to the summit. At 1,150 feet, Bald Pate Mountain Preserve in South Bridgton isn’t a spot that gets a lot of online updates. The South Face Loop was much more challenging than the Bob Chase Trail, descending steeply, skirting the face of the mountain, and then ascending quickly to rejoin the summit (I thought several times, I already climbed this, didn’t I?). Hiking info, trail maps, and 4 trip reports from Bald Pate Mountain (1,112 ft) in Maine We’ll review and let you know when it’s approved. Water from a brook next to the Lean-To. The parking lot is located on the east side of 107, just south of Five Fields Farm and XC Ski Center, at the top of a large hill. You can get there via the Appalachian Trail Northbound from Grafton Notch on Route 26 (most popular route), the the Appalachian Trail Southbound from East B Hill Road… On clear days Philadelphia is within sight, as is the Delaware River below. This 3,812-foot Bald Pate Mountain was originally named Bear River Whitecap, has two distinct summits, and is traversed by the Appalachian Trail. They are also responsible for maintaining one of my other favorite mountains in Southern Maine called Bald Pate. On a clear day like this the views are spectacular, with wind farms to the north and west. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Get on Rt. Bald Pate Mountain (1,150 ft) is an easy to moderate hike in Bridgton, Maine, with many trail options, comprising 6.7 miles of trails. ... #74 East Baldpate Mountain (Maine), June 10, 2012 May … the trail was ice free and the ground was not yet muddy. The 6.7 mile network of trails offers an array of recreational opportunities and views. The Appalachian Trail’s white blazes lead hikers up to the trail spur to Table Rock, which is not a summit but a vista point on Bald Pate Mountain. It’s an easy mile with about a 300-foot elevation gain to the summit of Bald Pate Mountain from the trailhead. All hiking trails are marked and signed and are maintained by a dedicated group … Press J to jump to the feed. It is managed by the Loon Echo Land Trust. Bald Pate Mountain - not to be confused with the larger, single-word Baldpate Mountain to the North, features a plethora of trails, and directional views from the pitch pine covered summit. Bald Pate trails are well-chronicled in the AMC Maine Mountain Guide, and the trail map and descriptions are available online from the Loon Echo Land Trust, which owns and manages the 486 acre Bald Pate Preserve. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage. (Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, and as an Amazon Associate Hiking in Maine blog earns from qualifying purchases.). 0.8 – Come to a T with a gravel path and jog slightly left to continue on BLUE (Summit). Bald Pate seems to be a popular name for a mountain. Our local Bald Pate Mountain is smaller and lesser known than a much larger namesake in western Oxford County near Bethel. Bald Pate Mountain in Bridgton, part of Loon Echo Land Trust, offers an extensive trail network with numerous view points. Overnight hike of BaldPate Mountain Maine on the Appalachian Trail with sunset and sunrise Oct 2016. Bald Pate Lean-To: About three miles north of Grafton Notch on the south side of Bald Pate Mountain. This trail is located in Raymond Community Forest, which is maintained by Echo Land Trust. Baldpate Mountain (5.8-7.6 miles round trip, advanced): Located beyond the Table Rock Trail in the Mahoosuc Public Lands, Baldpate Mountain includes two summit hikes with fantastic views. A place to discuss all things Maine related. Its mature woodlands, wetlands, and open meadows harbor a rich variety of native trees and shrubs and a diverse bird population. Baldpate Mountain is part of the largest continuously forested area in central New Jersey, the Sourlands Region, stretching across Mercer, Somerset, and Hunterdon Counties. This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. A good hike was had by all 2 dogs, and three good friends. Approaching Bald Pate from the south on Route 107, you can see the exposed rock that is the mountain’s namesake. The parking area is in Grafton Notch State Park, along Rt. ( Log Out /  We were happy to finally reach the summit and have lunch. When I arrived, the lot was empty, and a small circle of depressed grass and milkweed next to my car looked like a place where a deer had slept the night before. Bald Pate Mountain (1,150 ft) is an easy to moderate hike in Bridgton, Maine, with many trail options, comprising 6.7 miles of trails. The Trail tracks the northwest corner of the township near the northeast slope of Little Bald Pate Mountain. Bald Pate Mountain (1,150 ft) is an easy to moderate hike in Bridgton, Maine, with many trail options, comprising 6.7 miles of trails. Hiking info, trail maps, and 30 trip reports from Baldpate Mountain, East Peak (3,780 ft) in the Mahoosuc Range of Maine I was quite disappointed to find this… Happy Trails" —, "Spectacularly beautiful day for a hike. Welcome to the WhiteBlaze Gallery. We took the Bob Chase loop to the South Face Loop, back to the Bob Chase Loop to the Foster Pond Lookout trail and back to the parking lot. The trailhead is located in North Newry, Maine within Grafton Notch State Park. Pleasant Mountain, Bald Pate Mountain, Pismire Mountain, Peabody-Fitch Woods, and more. This 2.6-mile hike up Bald Pate Mountain in Grafton Notch State Park—Maine’s western fence abutting New Hampshire—isn’t the summit, but a stunning vista point along the Appalachian Trail. Great views, family friendly hiking, groomed ski trails (for a small fee), hunting, and snowshoeing. Bear left in one mile onto Route 107 and continue 3.5 miles. —. Table Rock requires some hand-over-hand metal bar steps to a modest 960-foot elevation, passing by interesting caves along the way. This trail network is connected to the Holt Pond Preserve via the Town Farm Brook Trail, which descends northeast to the Holt Pond Trail, a link which could create a much longer hike in a very different environment (bog walkway). I started up the Bob Chase Scenic Loop, with birch trees, lady slippers, wild blueberries, and ferns on either side, and red squirrels chattering loudly. So green! Hike in Bridgton, Raymond, Casco, Denmark, or Sebago. October 2003.. Baldpate Lean-to - Looks like this shelter is in a small clearing. Explore over 30 miles of hiking trails in the Lake Region of Maine. The weather today was crisp to say the least. Great for kids! 2 and Rt. Instead, peakery shows vertical gain for specific routes up peaks. Maine: County/Second Level Region: Cumberland: City/Town: Bridgton: Links Search Engines - search the web for "Bald Pate Mountain": Wikipedia Search Microsoft Bing Search Google Search Yahoo Search Other Web Sites Bald Pate Mountain at ListsOfJohn.com Bald Pate … https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/bald-pate-mountain-trail Bald Pate Mountain is a popular hunting area and blaze orange should be worn October-December. On this June morning, I took the Bob Chase Scenic Loop to the summit, then the South Face Loop Trail, returning the same way to the parking lot, for an approximately 3 mile hike (about an hour and fifteen minutes at a relaxed pace). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 40.6k members in the Maine community. Spikes, poles, technical layers, and the best headlamps on the market. Prominence is a popular metric for peaks for two reasons: 1) it’s objective and relatively easy to calculate, and 2) higher prominence peaks are more likely to be interesting with higher independence vs. peaks with lower prominence. Thanks for contributing! Trail Manager Panoramic View of the White Mountains from the AT (2011) Andover West township is immediately southwest of Andover North Surplus, host to the next northerly section of the Appalachian Trail.. You can click here to read more about that hike. 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