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From US Route 2 in Gilead, travel south on Maine State Route 113 for 10 miles to the parking area at the Brickett Place on the east side of the road. From US Route 302 in Fryeburg, travel north on Maine State Route 113 for 19 miles to the Brickett Place.

Description

Leave the Brickett Place on the Bickford Brook Trail. At 0.6 mile turn right on the Blueberry Ridge Trail and follow to Bickford Brook where you will find a series of flumes, falls, and boulders of unusual beauty. At 0.8 mile a loop trail leaves the Blueberry Ridge Trail at the lower slide and follows the brook upstream affording views of slides and falls in the brook. Continue on the Blueberry Ridge Trail to the junction with the Bickford Brook Trail. Take the Bickford Brook Trail to the summit of Speckled Mountain (4.1 miles-3 ½ hours). The summit is at 2877 feet and consists of open ledges with excellent views. Return to the Brickett Place on the Bickford Brook Trail.

Other Information

Speckled Mountain is part of the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness, please check with the Androscoggin Ranger Station for current information about maximum group size and camping and fire regulations. The section of Route 113 that the Brickett Place is located on is closed during winter. A White Mountain National Forest Recreation Pass is required at the Brickett Place Day Use Area. A self-serve pay station is located on site.

Natural Heritage HikesNatural Heritage Hikes is a project of the Maine Natural Areas Program in partnership with Maine Trail FinderView the Speckled Mountain Natural Heritage Hike Guide.

Trail Manager

Visit the White Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:

Androscoggin Ranger District

White Mountain National Forest
Androscoggin Ranger District
300 Glen Road
Gorham, NH 03581
Phone: (603) 466-2713
tpellerin@fs.fed.us

Comments

miss mildred April 27, 2015, 8:12 am EDT

Hiked the Bickford Brook trail up on April 26th. Still a significant amount of snow, needed snowshoes. I didn't get much past the top intersection of Bickford and Blueberry before losing the trail and falling into snow past my waist. Will try again next weekend :)

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