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Poplar Stream Hut

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Best Hut For 


Skiing | Snowshoeing | Fat Tire Biking | Waterfall


Hiking | Mountain Biking | Waterfall | Bird Nature Walks | Fire Pit Campfire


Poplar Hut is the easiest hut to access from the Maine Huts & Trails headquarters in Kingfield. The trip starts in Carrabassett Valley at the Airport Trailhead.  Cross the Carrabassett River and turn east paralleling the Narrow Gauge Trail.  The path is on land owned by the Penobscot Indian Nation and leased by Maine Huts & Trails.  Slide across the Carriage Road and follow the glistening Poplar Stream.  The trail eventually starts a gentle ascent across the slope up toward Poplar Hut. This hut is a great day-trip destination. Winter skiers have a variety of terrain to hone their skills, while snowshoers can access side trails for a waterfall view. Fat biking is also a great option with so many choices for day trips on surrounding trails. Poplar provides easy access to 10s of miles of single track fat biking trails in Carrabassett Valley.

Poplar Stream Hut is the only hut in the system that utilizes the nearby South Brook for hydroelectric power. Read more about this unique energy source here.

Lunch is open to day visitors from 12-2PM on Saturdays & Sundays during full service winter season; see more here >>

Maine Huts & Trails would like to offer its special thanks to the New Balance Foundation for making this hut possible.


Explore Poplar Stream Hut

Poplar Stream Gallery

Bunk Room Layout

Poplar Stream Video




Capacity 44 people
Private 44 people (7 bunkrooms)
Bunkroom Sizes 4, 8 and 12-person

Getting There

Closest Trailhead Airport Trailhead
Trailhead → Hut 3.30 miles
Kingfield → Trailhead 8.90 miles
Driving Directions Kingfield to Airport Trailhead
GPS Coordinates 45° 6.060′N, -70° 11.118′W
Elevation 1322 ft
Elevation of Closest Trailhead 883 ft


Flagstaff 11.50 miles
Grand Falls 22.70 miles
Stratton Brook 7.00 miles

Other Trailheads

Campbell Field Trailhead
6.50 miles
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead
8.10 miles
Outdoor Center
7.80 miles
Airport Trailhead
3.20 miles
Big Eddy Trailhead
15.10 miles
West Forks Trailhead
37.10 miles