Barren Mountain is located in the heart of the 100 Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail. The trail is steep and quite remote if you approach the mountain from the West (headed North) on the AT. Points of interest along the way to the summit include Slugundy Gorge, Barren Slide, and Barren ledges. The slide and ledges afford fabulous views over Lake Onawa to the imposing bulk of Borestone Mountain. To make the hike a point to point trip, continue hiking North until you come out on the Katahdin Iron Works Road, near the parking lot for the Gulf Hagas trail.
Consult the Maine Atlas by Delorme. The access roads to the trail are logging roads and are continually changing. High clearance vehicles are a must.
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Posted By: Donnyboy10!
- Sat Feb 18 16:31:18 UTC 2017
Question I am familiar with the start of the Hundred Mile Wilderness outside Monson Me. I want to do a 1 day hike to the summit of Barren Mountain. Can I start there, or, is it to long a hike to make it back in 1 day...and if it is too long for 1 day, are there access trails closer to Barren Mtn. where I could start?
Don in N.J.ANSWERS are in this forum: Barren Mountain AT access trails to the summit