Maine Huts & Trails: How to Get to the Trail Heads

Directions & Transport

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Where to Find Us

How to get to Maine Huts & TrailsThe Maine Huts & Trails system is located in the Kingfield/Carrabassett Valley Region of Western Maine, near Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, and roughly 50 miles southeast of the Canadian border crossing at Coburn Gore. 

Maine Huts & Trails’ Office Headquarters is located at:

496 Main Street, Unit C
Kingfield, ME  04947-4152

Driving Directions

Access to all the huts is people powered only, so there’s no way to drive to any hut. You’ll drive as far as the trailhead, but then hike, bike, ski, paddle, or snowshoe into the hut. Remember that it can take anywhere from 1 to 8 hours to travel to the hut from the trailhead, depending on your itinerary.

All trailhead directions originate from the Maine Huts & Trails office, click here for directions to office*.

*Note: Click "Get Directions" in the upper left-hand corner and then enter your starting address.


From MH&T Office Hut Access Distance to Hut Parking GPS Coordinates Other Access
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead SB 3.1 mi Y @45.079935,-70.316317 Narrow Gauge Trail
Airport Trailhead P & SB 3.3 mi / 4.7 mi Y @45.089104,-70.220222 Narrow Gauge Trail
Long Falls Dam Rd/ Flagstaff Trailhead (Summer Route) F 2.2 mi Y @45.187050,-70.159752  
Long Falls Dam Rd/ Flagstaff Trailhead (Winter Route) F 2.2 mi Y @45.187050,-70.159752  
Big Eddy Trailhead (Summer Route) F 3.8 mi Y @45.231012,-70.195416  
Big Eddy Trailhead (Winter Route) GF 7.9 mi Y @45.231012,-70.195416  
Lower Enchanted Trailhead (Summer Only) GF 1.2 mi Y @45.304663,-70.215159  
West Forks Trailhead GF 14.4 mi Y @45.357399,-69.991180  
Other Trailheads
East Flagstaff Road (Summer Route) P & F 4.0 mi / 7.0 mi Y @45.134798,-70.172328 Little Bigelow Mountain
East Flagstaff Road (Winter Route) P & F 4.0 mi / 7.0 mi Y @45.134798,-70.172328 AT Trail
Stratton Brook Pond Road P & SB N/A L @45.110127,-70.337509 Bigelow Mountains, Narrow Gauge Trail
Campbell Field SB & P 2.9 mi / 7.1 mi L / NO @45.084499,-70.296944 Mountain Bike Trails
Sugarloaf Outdoor Center SB & P 3.6 mi / 7.8 mi Y @45.078904,-70.296067 Ski & Bike Rentals, Mountain Bike Trails
Chart Key:
SB = Stratton Brook | P = Poplar | F = Flagstaff | GF = Grand Falls | Y = Yes | L = Limited | NO = No Overnight

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Transportation Services


Augusta State Airport (AUG)
Drive Time to MH&T: 1:30
Address: 75 Airport Rd, Augusta, ME 04330
Airlines: Cape Air

Bangor International Airport (BGR)
Drive Time to MH&T: 2:30
Address: 287 Godfrey Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401
Airlines: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines

Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Drive Time to MH&T: 2:30
Address: 1001 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102
Airlines: American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines

Sugarloaf Regional Airport (B21)
Drive Time to MH&T: 0:10
Address: 1219 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
Sugarloaf Regional Airport is a small, unattended airport for non-commercial aircraft located in Carrabassett Valley, ME just minutes from Maine Huts & Trails. For more information, visit

Bus Service

Bus Companies: Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound

Bus Companies: Concord Coach Lines, Cyr Bus Line, Greyhound

Bus Companies: Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound

Train Service

Train Companies: Amtrak

Vehicle Rentals

Rental Companies: Enterprise, Hertz

Rental Companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National

Rental Companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National

Local Shuttle Services & Rates

If you’re planning to travel from hut to hut, there’s a good chance you’ll need to use a shuttle service to get your vehicle from your starting point to your last trailhead. Here are the folks who can make that happen:

All Points Transportation
Carrabassett Valley, ME
(207) 329-3482
Greg Roy
Offers people and vehicle shuttles.

All Points Transportation Rates as of Summer 2015

Shuttle Rates between Maine Huts & Trails Trailheads Summer Winter
  People Shuttle Vehicle Only People Shuttle Vehicle Only
Route 27/Stratton Brook to/from West Forks/Grand Falls $150 $175 $160 $185
Route 27/Stratton Brook to/from Big Eddy $70 $110 $100 $140
Route 27/Stratton Brook to/from Long Falls Dam Rd/Flagstaff $65 $100 $95 $135
Route 27/Stratton Brook to/from Narrow Gauge Trail/Poplar $30 $40 $30 $50
Gauge Rd/Poplar to/from West Forks/Grand Falls $140 $165 $150 $175
Gauge Rd/Poplar to/from Big Eddy $65 $105 $95 $135
Gauge Rd/Poplar to Long Falls Dam Rd/Flagstaff $60 $100 $85 $125


Shuttle Rates for Summer Hikes: One-Way Round Trip
Route 27/Stratton Brook to Fire Warden’s Trail $25 $45
Route 27/Stratton Brook to Caribou Valley $20 $35
Gauge Rd/Poplar to AT Crossing $25 $45
Gauge Rd/Poplar to Safford Notch Trailhead $30 $55
The rates listed are for a van load of up to 6 people and then a $12 charge per person applies up to 10 people. Rates may vary depending on inclement weather and fuel prices.


Northern Outdoors Shuttles (best for groups of 12 or more)
West Forks, ME
(207) 663-4466

Sugarloaf Explorer Valley Shuttle (no charge)
Winter Only. Travels from Sugarloaf to the Route 27 trailhead and the Airport Trailhead (weekends only).
(207) 237-6853

Advance reservations are required for all shuttle services.