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Mars Hill Mountain

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Hike to the top of Mars Hill Mountain and enjoy expansive views across the Aroostook Valley and into Canada.
Trail Activity
2.00 miles, Round Trip
Moderate, Advanced
Mars Hill
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass


The International Appalachian Trail (IAT) crosses over the summit of Mars Hill Mountain on its long journey from Baxter State Park to Fort Fairfield, Maine. Hikers seeking to day hike Mars Hill Mountain follow a very short section of the IAT from the base to the summit.

The trail up Mars Hill Mountain leaves from the lower parking area at the Big Rock Mountain Ski area and heads up the wide ski slope before turning and following narrower trails to the top of the mountain. At the summit, visitors will find they are directly beneath the massive wind towers that comprise New England's largest wind farm. Views abound in all directions. A lean-to used by hikers on the IAT may be found at the summit as well.

Trail Manager

For more information about the trail or the lean-to at the summit, please contact:

International Appalachian Trail, Maine Chapter
PO Box 916
Gardiner, ME 04345
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.

Trailhead Information

Parking is located in the lots at the base of Big Rock Ski Mountain.

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