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Bigelow Ridge - West and Avery Peak

A beautiful ridge traverse that will gain you two more 4,000' peaks in Maine.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 9.5 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview:  A relatively easy loop hike that will get you two more Maine 4,000' peaks. You will first head up the Fire Wardens trail then head... more »

Tips:  Directions to Stratton Pond Fire Warden Trail Trailhead:
From Portland take I-295 to Augusta where you will then take ME 27/16 through... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Stratton Brook Pond Trailhead

Park here. No fees.

2. Head towards the Horns

To make this an interesting loop hike (loop hikes are always better) head up to climbers left towards the "horns" to gain the ridge and start hiking towards both Bigelow 4,000 footers.

3. Bigelow, West Peak

At 4,150' this is the taller of the two Bigelow Peaks. Continue on down to the col then up Avery Peak in the distance.

4. Bigelow Avery Peak

At 4,088' and 1 mile from the West Peak this one is an easy add-on to the climb. There is an old firetower on the summit. When I was there someone had pinned a flag to it.

5. Fire Warden Trail

Head on down this trail back to the trailhead and your car.