The wide path begins its gentle, shaded climb at the trailhead, becoming steep and a bit rough before leveling at the one-mile point. Twisting through spruce and birch, the trail ascends more than 1,000 feet as it approaches the abandoned fire tower. The summit overlooks a maze of the Moosehead region, high above wilderness lakes, peaks, and towering mountains.

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Expert Review of Big Spencer Mountain Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Big Spencer Mountain Trail

Away Travel Expert: Mike Kautz
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The firewarden's cabin makes a convenient snack and water break on a hike up Big Spencer. Though the cabin is locked, the front porch is open for lounging in the sun and taking in the view.
  • The summit of Big Spencer has one of the best views of any summit in Maine, taking in the bays of Moosehead lake and great bulk of Mt. Katahdin.

Millinocket, Maine
Price: Fee at Sias Hill gate

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Price Information: Fee at Sias Hill gate
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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