Tips, trip reports, back-country gear … Combined with the 21.1 miles of the eastern section, the Grafton Loop Trail is 38.2 miles of backpacking fun that’s ideal for fall foliage adventures. And of course you've already done about 8 miles of it, being that it is on the AT. The east half of the loop trail follows and crosses several streams, which I’ve always found to be rather pleasant in my past hikes of the trail, even in wet weather. This comment has been removed by the author. Grafton, NY 12052. Discover nature trails and hiking trails in Ontario near you useing our advance search capabilities. First reliable flowing water is at Chase Hill Brook (6.3 miles). Closer to Lane Campsite, a smaller cascade and swimming hole. From the junction of Route 2 and Route 26, travel North on Route 26 (towards Grafton Notch State Park) 4.7 miles and turn right into a gravel parking area. Looking towards New Hampshire. Go Hiking Trip Reports May Valley Loop, Squak Mountain's East Side Loop, Squak Mountain Access Trail. At the next junction stay on the Woodland Trail by turning left (north) towards the AMC Cardigan lodge (in 0.7 mi). The Wire Mesa trail is an intermediate-level singletrack loop. Mission: build a backpacking loop touring the backcountry's most pristine reaches, and protect it from rampant home development. Grafton Loop, Maine. Trail Conditions Trail in good condition. Make sure you have enough water starting on the trail. Powered by, My Hiking Adventures in New Hampshire and Beyond. The trail may be ridden in either direction, but you may not ride against traffic on the one-way portion of the Cactus Forest Loop Drive if you exit the trail on the north end. The Grafton Loop Trail has been of interest to me since it opened. Seventeen miles were newly constructed trail in 2007, which traverse four … Have you been to New Hampshire's East Pond Loop before? Table Rock is 900 feet above the trailhead and offers fantastic views of Old Speck Mountain, the Eyebrow, and Grafton Notch. r/Maine: A place to discuss all things Maine related. Appalachian Trail: 4.0 miles / Grafton Loop Trail: 30.8 miles / Appalachian Trail:3.8 miles Total Miles: 38.6 miles (12,645 feet elevation gained) Trip Report: - Whitney and I celebrated Independence Day with a bang by hiking the Grafton Notch Loop. Thank you so much for it! You'll traverse the bare granite ledges of Sunday River Whitecap on Maine's Grafton Loop. Trail lengths vary from 0.4 to 1.6 miles, with the potential to stitch together a loop hike of up to 4.5 miles via Old King’s Highway and the Dandelyon, Boulder Train Loop, Babbitt, and Channing Trails. Author: Dougald MacDonald Updated: Jun 12, 2017 Original: Feb 5, 2015. At Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, you’ll find activities, recreation, and events sure to entertain the entire family. I thought it was going to open last year. About JF Charland. 26 (4.9 miles north of its junction with Rt. Mountain, Cabot/The Bulge/The Horn, Rogers Ledge, and more (L->R). The eastern half of the GLT consists of a 21-mile arc that leaves Route 26 in Newry, Maine, and returns to the road in Grafton Notch State Park via four miles on Appalachian Trail (AT). Looking ahead to West Baldpate, with Old Speck in the background, East Baldpate from the East-West Baldpate col. West side: all sites have outhouses, cooking areas, and bear boxes to put all smellables in at the end of the night. Land Manager: Georgia DNR Wildlife Resource Division - Sheffield WMA. Old Speck's summit tower, complete with near-vertical ladder. I forgot about this great backpacking trip, even though I've been on portions of it here and there. In all, 18 miles of the AT and 20 miles of side trails cross through the Unit, connecting to trail systems on the surrounding properties. Der regionale Fahrzeugmarkt von inFranken.de. Long (L) and Puzzle (R) Mountains, up for tomorrow afternoon. Summer NH48 Finish - Carrigain (Aug. 15, 2015), View from the ledge crossing on the Eyebrow Trail, Ledge Crossing on the Eyebrow Trail - not that bad when dry, though trickier with a heavy pack, Table Rock on the other side of Grafton Notch, Sunday River Whitecap, the destination later in the day, Day 2: The great walking continues over to Stowe Mountain. May Valley Loop, Squak Mountain's East Side Loop & Squak Mountain Access Trail. To avoid the Memorial Day crowds we decided to head up to Maine and hike the Grafton Loop Trail. Anyway, Puzzle Mountain was reached by starting at the eastern trailhead for the Grafton Loop Trail which is located on the east side of Rt. Hey, is that Mount Washington without a cloud on it?! Wore spikes the whole time! Mission: build a backpacking loop touring the backcountry's most pristine reaches, and protect it from rampant home development. Grafton Notch lies in Western Maine, along the border with New Hampshire, just east of Mahoosuc Notch. yyzyycsea 5 Hiked Mar 20, 2020. Selected trail page links will reveal. 2,793 ft elevation gain . The eastern half of the GLT consists of a 21-mile arc that leaves Route 26 in Newry, Maine, and returns to the road in Grafton Notch State … Fishing can also be done in the river at Indian Hollow. View detailed trail descriptions, trail maps, reviews, photos, trail … From south to north these are South Wash, Dig It, Reach Around, Grafton, and Meanderthon. Ha!Thanks, Trey. The design is intended to connect a series of scenic peaks, woods and streams with a trail that will provide a 3- to 5-day, semi-wilderness experience for backpackers, while also providing an alternative route to AT hikers, drawing people away from the heavily used AT. Full Details. 2 at Newry, ME). Road Road suitable for all vehicles. East Trail Region. Known as the Grafton Notch Forest Legacy project, the area is bordered on three sides by Maine Public Reserve Lands and Grafton Notch State Park, and is adjacent to Mahoosuc Notch, one of the most rugged sections of the Appalachian Trail (AT). Maine, the way life should be. Hikers can choose to hike up the Table Rock Trail, a rocky climb where you’ll see slab caves and loop back down the Appalachian Trail (AT). Grafton Loop Trail (eastern section) There is no legitimate excuse for being late with this trail conditions report. I am hoping that this has not disrupted the western trail somehow. After 1.0 mi, turn east on the Clark trail for 0.8 mi of the smoothest, fastest descending on this loop. Two day backpacking half loop on the Grafton Loop Trail. Directions to Grafton Loop Trail trailhead: The southern trailhead is located just north of where Eddy Road meets Route 26 in Newry, Maine. East Osceola Mountain is a 4,156 foot mountain in the Sandwich Range in Lincoln, New Hampshire, Grafton County in the White Mountains.East Osceola Mountain is not one of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers known for it's spectacular views like Mount Washington, or Mount Lafayette.The views at the summit are extremely limited, because it is surrounded by trees. Bugs Bugs were not too bad. Depending on your browser, roll your cursor or tap your finger near the red trail lines shown on this East Trail Region map. Issaquah Alps. This parking area is across Route 26 from Eddy Road, which is no longer available for parking. Route 26 runs through the middle of the notch and it can easily be reached from the Lakes Region in about three hours. The trail leaves from the end of this parking area at the sign. The storybook trail was an Eagle Scout project completed by Logan Denger. The only camping is at 8 designated campsites on the trail. Clark Trail T's into the Woodland trail (an old logging/access road); turn left (east) on Woodland Trail for ~0.5 mi. The East site has 6 camp sites while the West only has 3. These form a corridor from the Smithsonian Butte road to the cliffs over the Grafton DH trail. The trail leaves Route 26 and continues 17.1 miles to the summit of East Baldpate where it intersects with the Appalachian Trail. Sheldon Woods is unique in the park system because it is the only one where mountain bikes are allowed due to its rugged sandstone base. Grafton Notch from below Sunday River Whitecap. Trey, I don't know that it matters too much which direction, both have pluses and minuses (though I've only gone CCW). The trail follows 11th Ave, just one block west of the popular shopping district on 12th Avenue/Wisconsin Avenue. Please prepare accordingly. According to the White Mountain Guide Online, this was 40.1 miles, and 12,950ft of elevation gain. Group hike 8mi — 3h 11m Feb 3, 2019 Cara Hubbell. The Grafton Loop Trail passes through lovely forest with dense vegetation on either side of the trail. Pre-Thru ’89 – ’90; AT Hike 1990; AT Hike 2002; AT Hike 2005; AT Hike 2006; AT Hike 2007; AT Maine 2010; AT Short Sections. Forest Lake Rd. At the next junction stay on the Woodland Trail by turning left (north) towards the AMC Cardigan lodge (in 0.7 mi). Water is easily found at most of the East side camps but becomes a bit sparse once you pass Long Mt. Now 4 miles on the AT back to the car. Map and location information for East Pond Loop in New Hampshire: East Pond Loop is one of the Trail in Grafton County, NH and can be found on the Mount Osceola USGS topographic quad map. Excellent report and photos, plus great tips! Kilkenny Range in the distance: Waumbek/The Weeks, the 3-bumped Terrace What a great trip report! NOTE: Do not attempt this route if there is a threat of thunderstorms, as route is above treeline for 1.6 mi and offers little protection from wind, rain, and lightening. Wire Mesa lies just to the east of Grafton Mesa and a couple of miles northeast of Gooseberry Mesa. The main clearing at the Town Corner Campsite. After 1.0 mi, turn east on the Clark trail for 0.8 mi of the smoothest, fastest descending on this loop. The coalition worked with private landholders to gain right-of-way via temporary access, easement, or outright purchase. From the Grafton Loop Trailhead, the closest campsite on the eastern section is 5 miles from the road, on the other side of 3,000-foot Puzzle Mountain. Click them to visit the trail pages of your choice. The mountain bike trails are located on the east side of the Black River. From the junction of Route 2 and Route 26, travel North on Route 26 (towards Grafton Notch State Park) 4.7 miles and turn right into a natural surface parking area. Some cool elevated walkways on the way up to Sunday River Whitecap. Trail Ratings 4.0 from 1 vote #1 in Sheffield WMA #2598 Overall. the summer months. Sunday River Whitecap and Bald Mountain (and the ski area behind) from Long Mountain. The area’s clearly been logged judging by the amount of understory growth growing along the trail. It was much quieter off the AT and some awesome walking with some really nice viewpoints mixed in. •Eyebrow Loop Trail (2.2 miles round trip, 2-3 hours, challenging) rises steeply to an “eyebrow” shelf/overlook on Old Speck Mountain at 2,900 feet. Please prepare accordingly. Grafton Loop Trail (eastern section) There is no legitimate excuse for being late with this trail conditions report. No major peaks on this route, but lots of great New England backcountry! The option of hiking it came down to a two night backpack or splitting it into two long dayhikes and using a bike at the end of the hike to get back to my car. Start your hike on the Baldface Circle Trail until you reach a sign for the gem pool, a short spur trail leading to a swimming hole. Puzzle Mountain from the Long Mountain viewpoint. Hikers can choose to hike up the Table Rock Trail, a rocky climb where you’ll see slab caves and loop back down the Appalachian Trail (AT). Day 3 Stats: Grafton Loop Trail, Campsite Spurs, Appalachian Trail - 11.6mi, 3250' gain, 7hr 5min taken This hike has been on the to-do list for 12 years now, and especially the last 3-4 years, but somehow it still never happened until now. I'll have to see if my husband is interested in it next summer. 1500 foot climb ahead after a 1500ft descent off Puzzle Mountain. Auf der Seite der Westcoast standen die Nachfolger der Band N.W.A , die mit ihrem „ Straight Outta Compton “ (1988) den Westcoast Hip-Hop als aggressiven Gangsta-Rap populär machten. Type of Hike Day hike. © 2012 Matt DiFrancesco. Find information on cost, biogas production, procurement, digester type and more. Grafton Loop, Maine. (Mike Thicke / Flickr) The numbers: 39 miles, 3 to 4 days. This challenging loop is a Vermont classic, taking you to the highest point in the state! The idea morphed into the Grafton Loop Trail Coalition (GLTC). First reliable flowing water is at Chase Hill Brook (6.3 miles). Vegan. Trail riding is also permitted on the shared-use 2.5 mile Hope Camp Trail, located off of Camino Loma Alta at the south boundary of Saguaro East. Anyway, Puzzle Mountain was reached by starting at the eastern trailhead for the Grafton Loop Trail which is located on the east side of Rt. Hauptartikel: East Coast vs. West Coast In den frühen 1990er Jahren zeichnete sich die amerikanische Hip-Hop-Szene durch eine starke Rivalität der Westcoast und der Eastcoast aus. … The Grafton Loop Trail exits the Appalachian Trail on the right about twenty yards from the summit of Baldpate’s East Peak. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. I noticed alot of construction in the general area of the Eastern traihead and across the street where the western junction was supposed to start. Street directory and map of Wentworth town. Table Rock Loop Trail (2.4 miles round trip, moderate-advanced): The Table Rock Loop Trail is a moderate hike compared to the other hikes in the park. The GPS coordinates are 44.0131235 (latitude), -71.5759115 (longitude) and the approximate elevation is 2,713 feet (827 meters) above sea level. Looking forward to the trip report next summer ;). Looking towards much of the East side of the loop. Goose Eye and most of the rest of the Mahoosuc Range from Old Speck. The southern trailhead is located just north of where Eddy Road meets Route 26 in Newry, Maine. Setting off at 6 am the first 20 miles up the Eastern side went well and I arrived at the notch in just over 6 hrs. The trail connects to the AT at two points on either side of Grafton Notch to create a loop, ~42 miles in length. It goes through some potentially nice territory and I wanted to see how a new trail built to current trail standards would look like though northern forest type terrain. The Grafton Loop Trail continues on from the summit, descending southeastward. I wasn't pushing super hard but thought I'd run around 10.5 hours. A loop hike around the east side of the Jones Bridge Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area starts at the main parking lot located at the very end of the park road. Aktuelle Gebrauchtwagenangebote in Bayreuth finden auf auto.inFranken.de. Good water source, couple small dirt pads, the privy has been removed, Lane Campsite: huge campsite with tons of dirt pads all around, and terrific water source options (and a couple swimming holes downstream), East Baldpate: good water source (though a bit of a walk to get there), and tons of dirt pads scattered around. View from a ledge below Puzzle Mountain, looking up the notch. Backpacking the Grafton Loop Trail East side loop north to south. The Grafton Loop Trail (GTL) is located on both sides of Route 26 and links with the AT on Baldpate Mountain and on Old Speck. The trail connects to the AT at two points on either side of Grafton Notch to create a loop, ~42 miles in length. The Grafton, NY; Spruce Bog Trail Loop ; Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, local state parks, ranges and preserves, as well as many stores may be closed. The Grafton Loop Trail (GTL) is located on both sides of Route 26 and links with the AT on Baldpate Mountain and on Old Speck. Iron ladder rungs up part of the East Baldpate ascent. For Backpackers who Hike with Camping Gear in their Backpack. View over towards Success Pond from near the Mahoosuc Trail junction. Watermark theme. I carried all food and used a Katadyn BeFree 1liter filter. 9200 feet of climb. I was there when these planks were installed in 2003! Checked MATC website but couldn't find any info. Adventure Report: Grafton Loop Trail with Mike. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Old Speck on left, the Baldpates on right. Directions to Grafton Loop Trail trailhead: The southern trailhead is located just north of where Eddy Road meets Route 26 in Newry, Maine. Or simply hike up and down the white-blazed AT for an easy-to-follow trail. East Side Mesa Singletrack East of the mesa road are five named sections of trail. So is it better to go counter clockwise or clockwise? The design is intended to connect a series of scenic peaks, woods and streams with a trail that will provide a 3- to 5-day, semi-wilderness experience for backpackers, while also providing an alternative route to AT hikers, drawing people away from the heavily used AT. Only part of it is shown here, and there are lots of tent areas scattered around it (one straight ahead). East Trail Region. Get Connected . Narroway Church Cir, Narroway Trail (gravel), Tibbits Rd, Braswell Mtn Rd, Lee Rd. Or simply hike up and down the white-blazed AT for an easy-to-follow trail. There's plenty of reliable water on this half and it went well. This 38.6-mile loop trail located in the Mahoosuc Mountain Range of Maine was completed in 2007. The idea morphed into the Grafton Loop Trail Coalition (GLTC). The loop is 7.3 miles in length, but quicker rides can be done by using the mesa dirt road to bypass one side of the mesa singletrack loop. Discover a new way to enjoy Eckert’s Family Farm in Belleville when you explore the recently constructed bike path which was completed thanks to St. Clair County Transit District. Grafton Loop Trail - complete! Waterfall at the end of the path marked "Scenic Waterfall" inside Lane Campsite. Shared By: Billy Pownall. This challenging trail traverses the peaks in the Mahoosuc Region above Grafton Notch and the Bear River Valley. The route is a mix of exposed ridgeline and woods. Copyright © trailpeak.com & trailpeak.ca 2020. Mount Mansfield via the Long Trail > Haselton Loop – DIFFICULT » 6.1 mi round trip, app rox. Biogas project finder from the around the world. I pumped from the Bear River first. Does any one have any info on when the Western side of the Grafton Loop will be opened? Click them to visit the trail pages of your choice. I plan on backpacking this in late June 2020. This 38.6-mile loop trail located in the Mahoosuc Mountain Range of Maine was completed in 2007. Including a section of the Appalachian Trail, it provides a multi-day loop backpacking experience. w/ Steve W. June ’16; Long Trail; Adirondacks ; John Muir Trail; MA MidState Trail; Grafton Loop. Looking South down the notch towards were I crossed a day before. The East Side trail system in Hancock features fairly easy hiking through cool hemlock and hardwood forests to huge glacial erratics. Trip Report. Summit nine peaks and graze on trailside blueberries in Maine. Author: Dougald MacDonald Updated: Jun 12, 2017 Original: Feb 5, 2015. It’s a 38.6 mile loop going over Bald Mountain, Stowe Mountain, Sunday River Whitecap and Old Speck on the western side of the loop and going over West Baldpate, East Baldpate, Long and Puzzle mountains on the east side. 2 at Newry, ME). I had quite a wonderful adventure doing a solo overnight on the Grafton Loop Trail, which climbs over three and a half peaks on the East side of the notch, then crosses ME 26 (following a section of the AT), and goes over another 2.5 on a southerly trajectory that … 5.5 miles to go on day 2. My Hiking Adventures in New Hampshire and Beyond The trail follows 11th Ave, just one block west of the popular shopping district on 12th Avenue/Wisconsin Avenue. Grafton Loop 9/14; Grafton Loop 9/17; Hikes 2018; Peakbagging. 26 (4.9 miles north of its junction with Rt. Length: 38.6 milesLocation: Western Maine on the ridges and peaks surrounding the Bear River Valley, Grafton Notch, and Maine Route 26Trail Type: LoopScenery: Forests and brooks with small waterfalls give way to numerous open summits with views across western Maine’s rugged mountains, especially the Mahoosuc Range, and into New Hampshire to the Presidential RangeApproximate Time to Hike: Most can comfortably fi… This section of the Grafton Loop trail passes through privately held land that owners have made accessible to hikers. Water is available at each campsite. The trail to Table Rock, a prominent ledge rock jutting out of the mountain you can see from the trailhead, is approximately a three-mile hike on the east side of the notch. After our Pemi Loop mountain adventure in mid-July, Mike and I had four weeks or so to recover, train and then taper again for our next mountain adventure. The Grafton Loop Trail is a 38.6 mile loop through Grafton Notch with commanding views of the Mahoosuc Range. May 28-29, 2016. I'm just late! Mountain and trail runner. Trip Reports, Trail Conditions, Gear Reviews, and More. Selected trail page links will reveal. In the days that … The design is intended to connect a series of scenic peaks, woods and streams with a trail that will provide a 3- to 5-day, semi-wilderness experience for backpackers, while also providing an alternative route to AT hikers, drawing people away from the heavily used AT. Subscribe for future Step Outside News! A good portion of this hike occurs at lower elevations within hardwood stands, which is what makes it such an outstanding option for fall backpacking. But those streams were much higher on Saturday than they’d ever been for me before. The wear and tear difference between the Appalachian Trail and the Grafton Loop Trail is striking, bringing with it a feeling of further removal from civilization. Adventure seeker. Cut off at Old Mill trail for shorter loop 8mi — 3h 05m Mar 17, 2019 Rick Procopio. Gogle maps : google maps 2019 street view google maps directions With more than 46 Grafton trails covering 571 miles, you’re bound to find a perfect trail like the Benld-Gillespie Bike Trail or MCT Schoolhouse Trail. Bull Run: great, flowing stream for water, wooden tent platforms, Slide Mountain: light trickle for a water source, dirt tent pads, Sargent Brook: light trickle for a water source, scattered dirt pads of various sizes (a couple smaller and private ones), Bald Mountain: 2 wooden platforms, decent flowing stream for water, East side: all sites have outhouses, semi-established cooking areas, NO bear boxes (hang all food or use a bear canister), Stewart: the water source looked poor but I didn't explore it much, and only one tiny clearing that I saw, Town Corner: decent stream for water, one large clearing with several tent pads tucked into the woods around it too, Knoll: officially closed now, but no signage on the trail to indicate this (the spur trail sign is missing, but there is a Grafton Loop Trail sign there). From the Grafton Loop Trailhead, the closest campsite on the eastern section is 5 miles from the road, on the other side of 3,000-foot Puzzle Mountain. Spruce Bog Trail Loop. In addition to being the shorter of the two halves, the western section is the easier of the two hikes. Please visit official websites for more information. The Grafton Loop Trail, near Newry and Bethel, Maine is 38.6 miles long and has approx. Exactly what I was looking for. Water at Stewart camp site (4.9 miles) is not flowing, but there are clear standing pools you can filter from in a pinch. We paused on the summit just long enough to snap a photo. Route 26 runs through the middle of the notch and it can easily be reached from the Lakes Region in about three hours. The trail connects to the AT at two points on either side of Grafton Notch to create a loop, ~42 miles in length. Technology lover. Streets, places, amenities and neighbour areas of Wentworth town. JFC in Running 2016-08-22 2016-08-23 3,462 Words. The Grafton Loop Path presents a terrific style of backpacking in Maine’s rugged mountains. Hopefully just out of blackfly season! Here's a quick way to find a trail. Depending on your browser, roll your cursor or tap your finger near the red trail lines shown on this East Trail Region map. Once again, the Baldpates, this time from the East side of the notch. Explore the best trails in Grafton, Illinois on TrailLink. Ladders descending the steeps (I think off Stowe Mountain, but it may have been Bald Mountain). the summer months. You'll traverse the bare granite ledges of Sunday River Whitecap on Maine's Grafton Loop. Make sure you have enough water starting on the trail. ;) Summerset, Summerset, you'll love this! There's relatively little climbing, so the ride is easy aerobically. There were some nice potential swimming holes between the Knoll and Lane Campsites. Day 2 and 3 of a Grafton Loop hike, south on the west side and north on the east side (this report). I pumped from the Bear River first. Grafton Notch Trail is a 33.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newry, Maine that features a river and is rated as difficult. Summit nine peaks and graze on trailside blueberries in Maine. Day 2 and 3 of a Grafton Loop hike, south on the west side and north on the east side (this report). There are three possible trailheads, but the easiest to find is the one to the right of the pay station, intersection JB 3 (see the trail map for intersection reference points). It is 4 miles from there, south on the AT back to Route 26 and the large trailhead parking lot in Grafton Notch State Park. Grafton Notch lies in Western Maine, along the border with New Hampshire, just east of Mahoosuc Notch. I'm just late! Orchard Loop Bike Path Explore the great outdoors and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities on the farm when you check out the new bike path that bisects Eckert’s Farm in Belleville. (Mountain Rd, Cochran Rd, McPherson Church Rd, etc) Contacts. Share. 1.3m members in the CampingandHiking community. Trip Report By. The trail is a rugged, remote backcountry trail, much of it on private land. 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