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West Kennebago Mountain Hiking Trail

West Kennebago Mountain

View of West Kennebago Mountain looking northeast from Mooselookmeguntic Lake.

 

WEST KENNEBAGO MOUNTAIN TRAIL: Take Route 16 west towards Wilson’s Mills from Oquossoc. Travel 4.8 miles to the dirt road (Morton Cutoff Road) on the right. Follow this road 3.2 miles and make a right at the intersection. Continue 5.3 miles to the trail. The sign is on the left. Follow the trail markers. This trail offers a moderate hike through hardwoods, spruce trees, conifers and mosses on the way to the summit. Blow downs at top. Good mountain and lake views from the fire tower.

  • Distance to the summit: 2.5 miles
  • Summit height: 3,705 feet.

 
LOCATION OF WEST KENNEGAGO MOUNTAIN 

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1 comment:

Lisa AllenAugust 3, 2015 at 10:56 amReply

There is no longer a fire tower at the top that you can climb! I hiked this trail in 2014 and I was disappointed. A large communications site has been constructed at the top and THAT area is fenced off with radio-wave exposure warnings all around it.
However, BEFORE you arrive at the communication center, there is a nice wooden platform in an open area (where apparently helicopters carrying construction materials would land). That platform made a nice place to sit for a snack and take some photos.

I would say that this trail is moderate to STRENUOUS, although my small dog (8 lbs.) and I I did manage it together. There were very few other hikers, so knowing that now, I wouldn’t do it again without a hiking partner. My dog and I only met one other group, a family of four, the whole time we were on the trail. They were on their way up the trail as we were descending. Sadly, they were also hoping to climb a fire tower… 🙁

It was GREAT exercise, my dog didn’t care that there was no tower, and parts of the hike were really lovely, it was just anti-climactic for me at the summit.

Enjoy!

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