Stratton-Eustis Hiking Trails
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There are two ways to hike to the summit of Cranberry Peak. The
first, is from Stratton. Follow the dirt road between the Stratton
Lumber entrance and the Mainly Yours restaurant to the beginning
of the trail. This is a short but strenuous hike with many lookouts.
From the summit, you can either return on the same trail or continue
your hike, descending by way of the picturesque Cranberry Pond
and continuing on to Stratton Brook and Route 27. You'd need
a car there waiting upon return. The second way would be to start
from Route 27, or Stratton Brook (The A.T. crosses Route 27 approximately
2.7 miles north of the Sugarloaf Access Road. The Stratton Brook
Road is a 1/2 mile beyond the A.T. on the right). This route
has an easier climb to the summit with a steep decent, or the
option of visiting the pond without hiking to the summit. No
matter which approach is taken, be sure to bring plenty of drinking
water as there is none available on the trail. This is a very
popular hike. Remember to wear the right shoes!
EUSTIS RIDGE: Scenic picnic spot overlooking Flagstaff
Lake, Maine's 4th largest lake, and the Bigelow Mountain range.
Located approximately 1 mile south of the village of Eustis on
FALLS: Classic horseshoe falls on the Dead
River. Access via Kibby Camp Road off Route 27 north of Eustis
(6.9 miles north of Stratton Village near the King and Bartlett
sign on the right hand side of the road.) or by canoe or snowmobile
trail. The ride to the falls is a slow trip over approximately
20 miles of dirt logging roads. It is recommended that reference
be made to a forest service map, as there are numerous logging
roads off the Grand Falls road.This road is definately not recommended
for low riding vehicles.
The Horns can be approached from Cranberry Peak or directly from
Stratton Brook off Route 27. Located at The Horns Pond, is a
camp site with tent platforms, water and bathroom facilities.
A strong hiker can reach the summit and return in one day, however,
if time allows, an overnight trip including Avery Peak would
be ideal. Elevation gain to the west peak is 3,100 feet.
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