Directions & Transport

Where to Find Us

The 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

 

 

Summer Driving Directions 

Access to trailhead's may be different during summer months vs winter. Please use the links below to find the best route from your location.

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

To Access Grand Falls Hut during the summer, please use Lower Enchanted or Big Eddy Trailhead. West Forks is not recommended.

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

HUT TRAILHEAD HIKE TO HUT OVERNIGHT PARKING GPS COORDINATES
Stratton Brook        
  Rt 27 3.1 mi Y @45.079935,-70.316317
* Airport 4.7 mi Y @45.089104,-70.220222
  Campbell Field 2.9 mi L / N @45.084499,-70.296944
  Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 3.5 Y @45.078904,-70.296067
  Stratton Brook Pond   L @45.110127,-70.337509
Poplar Stream        
  Rt 27 7 mi Y @45.079935,-70.316317
* Airport 3.2 mi Y @45.089104,-70.220222
  Campbell Field 7 mi L / N @45.079935,-70.316317
  Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 7.7 mi Y @45.078904,-70.296067
Flagstaff        
  Long Falls Dam Rd/ Flagstaff 2.2 mi Y @45.187050,-70.159752
  Big Eddy 5 mi Y @45.231012,-70.195416
Grand Falls        
  Big Eddy 8 mi Y @45.231012,-70.195416
  Lower Enchanted 14 mi Y @45.304663,-70.215159

* Gear Shuttle Drop locations

Alternate Directions

L=Limited | N=No Overnight Parking

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Winter Driving Directions 

During the winter months, some of our trailhead's are not accessible. Use the links below to find the best route from your location.

Please use Parking areas designated to MH&T guests and overnight parking. It is crucial to pay attention to No-Parking signs.

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.

HUT TRAILHEAD HIKE TO HUT OVERNIGHT PARKING GPS COORDINATES
Stratton Brook        
  Rt 27 3.1 mi Y @45.079935,-70.316317
* Airport 4.7 mi Y @45.089104,-70.220222
  Campbell Field 2.9 mi L / N @45.084499,-70.296944
  Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 3.5 Y @45.078904,-70.296067
Poplar Stream        
  Rt 27 7 mi Y @45.079935,-70.316317
* Airport 3.2 mi Y @45.089104,-70.220222
  Campbell Field 7 mi L / N @45.079935,-70.316317
  Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 7.7 mi Y @45.078904,-70.296067
Flagstaff        
* Long Falls Dam Rd/ Flagstaff 2.2 mi Y @45.187050,-70.159752
  Big Eddy 5 mi Y @45.231012,-70.195416
Grand Falls        
  Big Eddy 8 mi Y @45.231012,-70.195416
* West Forks 14 mi Y @45.357399,-69.991180

* Gear Shuttle Drop locations

Alternate Directions

L=Limited | N=No Overnight Parking

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Driving Directions 

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.

Above are choices between Winter and Summer trailheads. There are a few differences in access for some of the trails. 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.)

 

Transportation Services

Airports

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

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
Website: www.flybangor.com

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
Website: www.portlandjetport.org

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 www.carrabassettvalley.org/regional-airport


Bus Service

Augusta
Bus Companies: Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound

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

Portland
Bus Companies: Concord Coach Lines, Greyhound


Train Service

Portland
Train Companies: Amtrak


Vehicle Rentals

Augusta
Rental Companies: Enterprise, Hertz

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

Portland
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
www.allpointstrans1.com
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.