Hiking at Maine Huts & Trails

Boys hiking in fallMaine Huts & Trails provides unparalleled access to some of the most pristine natural places in the world, and whether you’re interested in a week-long hiking expedition or a scenic day hike, you'll find a trail that fits. The huts are connected by trails of mild to moderate difficulty; the distance between each hut is approximately twelve miles, about a day’s hike. Some hikers choose to increase their mileage by exploring the Bigelow Preserve or venturing onto the Appalachian Trail, which crosses the hut-to-hut trail.
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Guided Hike to Grand Falls Hut


Be prepared for varying terrain, including rock gardens, small stream crossings, and rolling hills. The entire Maine Huts & Trails system is below tree line, and there are no dangerous steeps or hand-over-hand climbing. There are many places along the trail to stop and take in the view, or even cool off in a stream or waterfall. 


Maine Hut TrailSuggested Routes

There are endless hiking options both on the main trails and throughout the surrounding mountains. For a complete look at all the trails, including elevation changes, be sure to check out the trail map.  


Flagstaff Lake via Maine Huts Trail and Shore Trail Loop: 4.4 miles View on All Trails
Poplar Stream Waterfall Loop: 5.93 miles View on All Trails


Stratton Brook Hut Loop via Oak Knoll and Newton's Revenge/Maine Hut Trail: 7.3 miles View on All Trails