White Mountain National Forest - Speckled Mountain

This trail affords hikers numerous views of water falls and other features of Bickford Brook. The summit of Speckled Mountain consists of open ledges with excellent views.
Trail Activity
Length
8.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Towns
Stoneham, Stow
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
Yes

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 - Bickford Brook Trail and Blueberry Ridge Trail" guide online here

Trail Manager

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

White Mountain National Forest

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

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.

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miss mildred
April 27, 2015
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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