Maine Hiking all Ages and Abilities

Maine Guided Hiking Tours

Below is a partial list of local hiking tours as part of our guides “guides best choice” for hikes that they enjoy leading into the Maine wilderness. These 4 hikes vary in difficulty from easiest to strenuous. When you call for your reservation you will have the opportunity to discuss your desires and ability level to find a hike that best suited for you. Our friendly Trip specialists are available 7 days a week to answer your questions and to help you with planning your next Maine Vacation. Trailside lunches are available upon request.

Little Moose Mountain (Little Squaw Mountain)
Little Moose Mountain, formerly known as Little Squaw, is an easily accessible hike.  Enjoy a picnic provided by your guide at Little Moose Pond where you will find great views of the cliffs.  This hike is approximately ?? miles long with an easy level of difficulty.  This guided hike is perfect for beginner hikers and families looking to sample a Northern Maine mountain.

Gulf Hagas
Gulf Hagas is commonly known as the Grand Canyon of the East.  Bordered by the Appalachian Trail, this 8-mile loop trail follows the Pleasant River as it flows through a fabulously scenic slate gorge.  Dotted with countless views of waterfalls and cliffs over 100 feet high, the rugged geology and natural features is one hike you have to see to believe.

White Cap – 3644ft
Hike to the highest peak in the 100 Mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian trail! Rated as one of the best views in the State this hike is moderate to strenuous and has two different trails leading to small mountain stream, a lean-to, and outstanding views at its peak. Total distance is approximately 6 miles.

Barren Mountain – 3696ft
Starting your hike along Slugundy Gorge you’ll ascend to spectacular views from Barren Ledges, overlooking Onawa Lake, and then continue to an abandoned fire-tower for panoramic views that seem to go on forever. This is a strenuous hike for seasoned hikers. Approximately 11 miles round trip.

We are proud to have Local author and Maine Guide Chris Keene on staff as our lead hiking guide. Chris is native to the region and has more experience hiking the Area Mountains than just about anyone. When Chris isn’t hiking he can be found in the store offering free advice to his fellow trekkers. We are now taking orders for his new book “North woods walks ” 2nd edition due out in spring of 2007.Pre bookings can be made in the store, by mail or by calling us toll free at 1-866-223-1380 today for your autographed copy.


Geocaching is a great new outdoor activity that resembles that of  a high tech treasure hunt. Your guide will teach you the basics of map reading and the use of a gps to find hidden treasure in specific locations in the Maine woods.

Geocaching etiquette says that once you find a cache you should:

  1. fill out the logbook
  2. take something out of the cache
  3. put something in the cache
  4. return the cache to the exact position and condition in which it was found

Caches typically consist of a waterproof container discreetly placed within the local terrain. The container will include a logbook and any number of more or less valuable items such as toys, books, money, jewelry, trinkets, etc. You never know what the founder or other visitors of the cache may have left for you to enjoy. Be sure to fill out the logbook with the date and time you visit the cache and leave something in return.

Rent a GPS handheld unit by the day or week!

Mount Kineo Hike Moosehead Lake

Mount Kineo is the gem of Moosehead Lake.  Take one of our daily cruises to this stunning, jagged rock face, a striking precipice rising more than 800 feet straight up from the water.  Your trip starts in Greenville and cruises 18 miles up the lake, you will be able to see surrounding mountain ranges remote islands and other points of interest along the way.  After we arrive you can choose to explore by water or you can take a guided hike up the backside for an easy/ moderate hike to the mountain top fire tower.  Absolutely stunning views can be found along the trail and ascending the restored fire tower affords magnificent panoramic views of the whole Moosehead Lake region.  This six-hour trip includes snacks and beverages.

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