This trail provides access to the summit of Albany Mountain, an open summit that affords panoramic views in all directions with the best being to the south and east. Many lakes and ponds are visible and this particular view point is recommended for fine fall foliage viewing opportunities.
Begin on the Albany Notch Trail, turning left onto the Albany Mountain Trail at 0.6 miles. It is not recommended to follow the Albany Notch Trail past the Junction with the Albany Mountain Trail at this time as beaver activity has made the trail impassable. The Albany Mountain Trail follows and crosses several old logging roads as it ascends the north side of the mountain. Close to the summit, the trail begins crossing sections of open ledge and softwoods to the summit with it's wide open views. The distance from the Albany Notch Trailhead on Crocker Pond Road is 2.0 miles.
Beaver activity has caused flooding of the trail some years. Currently the trail is dry and passable as the beavers have moved on elsewhere.
This trail shares the trail with the Albany Notch Trail which continues for another 3.4 miles after they split.
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From Bethel take ME Route 5 south past Songo Pond and turn right onto the Patte Brook Road at the sign indicating National Forest Camping. Follow signs toward Crocker Pond Campground turning left onto Forest Road 18 (Crocker Pond Road). Travel 0.6 miles on Forest Road 18 to the trailhead on the right.
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