This section of the Maine Huts & Trails network along the Eastern shores of Flagstaff Lakes provides a popular place for day hikes and shorter overnights, allowing access to the lake, hut, geocaches, and beautiful rolling wooded terrain. Four trails in the network, the Shore trail, Birch trail, Access Road, and a segment of the Maine Hut Trail, provide various loop and activity options.
Maine Huts & Trails is comprised of four ‘huts’ connected by about 80 miles of trail. Each hut is open to the public year-round, offering potable water and bathrooms at no charge. There are overnight accommodations for up to 40 people, but reservations must be made in advance. During full-service season, meals are included with overnight lodging, beer, wine, and retail is available for purchase, and lunch is open to the public on Saturdays & Sundays. During self-service season, reservations are still made in advance, but guests pack in their own food and lodging is at a discounted rate. Check their website below for season dates.
The groomed primary Maine Hut Trail is marked with white diamond-shaped markers and other ungroomed side trails are marked with blue blazes. Grooming information can be found online at the Maine Huts & Trails trail conditions page. Information on hut services and lodging as well as printed maps are available at the Maine Huts & Trails office in Kingfield. Check out their website below for more detailed information.
Dogs are allowed from April 15th to November 30th. Dogs are not allowed inside the huts.
This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. For more information about the LMF program and the places it has helped to protect, please visit the LMF webpage.
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Long Falls Dam Road/Flagstaff Trailhead: From Kingfield, head south on ME-16 towards North New Portland. After you cross the Carrabassett River, you'll follow ME-16 approximately 7.5 miles into North New Portland. After crossing the Gillman Stream bridge into the village you'll reach a sharp right hand turn where ME-16 continues to the right and Long Falls Dam Road branches off to the left. (There's a yellow building with an Ace Electric sign directly in front of you at the intersection.) Turn left onto Long Falls Dam Road (paved). After 22.8 miles, you'll see a blue and white Maine Huts & Trails sign. Turn left onto the gravel/dirt driveway. Trailhead parking is the left fork, with the trailhead kiosk, privy, and gear shuttle shed.
Directions from other locations are available at the Maine Huts & Trails website.
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