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Mount Redington

Mount Redington

Mount Redington is a 4,010 foot mountain in the Maine’s High Peaks Region of Franklin County, Maine.

The Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine, is routed around Redington to go over Sugarloaf Mountain.

Mount Redington and Owl's Head in New Hampshire are the only 2 New England 4,000 Footers without maintained trails to the summits. But in reality, the trail to Owl's Head summit is so heavily hiked that the trail is obvious the entire way, while the trail to the summit of Mt. Redington is not as obvious. Since Mount Redington is on the Maine 4,000 footers list, so many people have hiked it, thus creating a herd path, which looks like a trail and is easy to follow in some areas, and difficult in others. The first half of this 1.20-mile stretch is a bit more tricky to stay on the path than the obvious second half heading up.

(NOTE THIS IS A BUSHWHACK HIKE. THERE IS NO MAINTAINED TRAIL TO THE SUMMIT OF REDINGTON, SO ONLY ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE SMART WITH A NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND/OR KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.)

There is a white canister on the summit strapped onto a tree that can be very hard to find. But if you find it, usually there is a notebook with little notes and names of the people who have summited it.

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