TRIPS & EVENTS

Mount Agamenticus (Introductory Hike)

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Jun 03, 2018 Sunday
END DATE: Jun 03, 2018 Sunday

Trip/Event Location: Eliot, Ogunquit, South Berwick, Wells & York ME

Trip Leader(s)


MO
Scarborough, ME United States

Meeting Time: 9:30 AM

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate

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Region: New England

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Summary

INTRODUCTORY HIKE: 

Mount Agamenticus, which is located in southern Maine, is a conservation region made up of over 10,000 acres.  The region is made up of a rich and unique coastal forest with a diverse animal and plant population.  It has great views to the west and east to the Atlantic.

The summit is approximately 700 feet, but trail elevation is only about half that.   In addition to hiking the summit we will also hike to the “Second” and “Third” hill adding to our overall elevation gain.  For the most part, the trails are rolling (up/down) but have short but steep inclines & declines.

 

WHO SHOULD JOIN THE HIKE:

  • You are new to hiking (but in good shape and can handle the distance & elevation)
  • You have not hiked in a while and are hoping to start up again
  • You want an easier hike to start the summer hiking season

 

PROPOSED ROUTE:  

Ring Trail, Rocky Road, Porcupine, Ridge, Incline, Notch, Wheel , Ledge, Third Hill, Ledge, Great Marsh, Darter, Notch, Incline, Hidden, Porcupine, Chestnut Oak, Ring Trail, Vultures View, Big A, Summit Staircase ,Big A, Blueberry Bluff, Ring Trail.  Check the map link below to see the route proposed.

Total distance is approximately 7.5 miles (as per above:  with short but steep inclines & declines).   This hike should take us 5 hours, including lunch, at the summit.

 

TRAIL MAP: 

http://agamenticus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MT.A-MAP.pdf

 

WEB SITE:

http://agamenticus.org/

 

ESSENTIALS:

  • A backpack
  • Lunch (we will eat at the summit) & snacks 
  • Water & more water  (at least 2 liters)
  • Hiking footwear with fairly stiff soles and good traction
  • Dress in layers (rain gear not needed because we will cancel if rainy)
  • Map of the hike (there are maps at the kiosk)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug/Tick spray
  • First aid kit-- assemble one with what you have at home (bandages, gauze, tape, sanitizing gel, etc)
  • See recommendations from GayOutdoors:

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

DIRECTIONS

Driving directions from the North:
Take exit 19 (Wells) off the Maine Turnpike (Rte 95).
Turn left onto ME-109 / Rte 9 East  -  1.6 miles
Turn right onto US-1 South – 5.5 miles
Turn right on Agamenticus Rd.  --just south of Beach  St./ Shore Rd (intown Oqunquit)  - 0.4 miles
Continue onto Clay Hill Road – 3.6 miles
Turn right onto Mountain Road – 1.5 miles
Try to park in the Mountain Road parking area (other parking close by on Mt. Agamenticus Road)


Driving directions from the South:
Take exit 7 (York/Ogunquit) off the Maine Turnpike (Rte 95).
Take sharp left – 0.3 miles
Turn right onto Chases Pond Road – 3.7 miles
Continue on  Mountain Road (do not take a left on Mountain Road) – 2.6 miles
Try to park in the Mountain Road parking area (other parking close by on Mt. Agamenticus Road)

 

MEETING LOCATION:  

We will meet in the parking area on Mountain Road.  But if you can’t find parking there go up Mount Agamenticus Road which has several parking areas – then just walk back to the Mountain Road parking area.

Trip Leader

MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States

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