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Eagle Rock

 
Eagle Rock

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Maine, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.51272°N / 69.76241°W

Object Title: Eagle Rock

County: Piscataquis

Activities: Hiking, Sport Climbing, Ice Climbing, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 2367 ft / 721 m

 

Page By: Sheazula

Created/Edited: Sep 10, 2008 / Sep 27, 2008

Object ID: 441311

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Page Score: 79.04%  - 10 Votes 

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Overview

Eagle Rock is the Moosehead Lake regions best kept secret. One must look real hard on the north west ridge of Big Moose Mountain to notice the rock. Even folks who have traveled to region for fifty years are unaware of the rock, and its most fascinating 360 degree view. The hike is by no means difficult, but the rock itself shows evidence that it has been used for rock climbing and poses a moderate challenge. To the northeast are the Spencer Mountains, east of them is the Katahdin Group, and further east rise Number Four mountain, Lily Bay Mountain, Baker Mountain, and White Cap Mountain as well as other subsidiary peaks. Sugarloaf mountain and Bigelow mountain dominate the southwest Horizon, while Moosehead Lake can be viewed in much of its entirety.
Eagle Rock from Lily Bay
 

Trail

 
A mid-trail ladder
 
The path to the rock summit climbs at a moderate pace through mixed forest for much of the assent, approximately 1.7 miles. The trail gains 1000 feet and can be somewhat steep in places, though there are a few switchbacks which make for easy going.

Getting There

 
The Trailhead
 
From Portland take 1-95 to the Newport exit 157, take a left onto ME-7, another left on to ME-23, left again onto ME-15/ ME-16/ ME-6, and follow through Monson to Greenville. Turn left at the blinking light in Greenville following ME/15 ME-6. Once you have passed Squaw Mountain Ski resort look for the Burnham Pond road a fews mile down on the left. This is a dirt road and can be rough. At the Intersection take another left and follow for 1.2 miles. The trail head is once again on the left marked with pink and blue flagging tape. 3 hours and six lefts later, you are there.

Camping

 
View Towards Lily Bay
 
There are no designated campsites however there are multiple campgrounds, like Lily Bay State Park, in the area.

Red Tape

The trailhead is located on a dirt logging road. Be cautious of lumber trucks and be sure to yield to them.

Rock and Mountain Conditions

The rock projects itself well above the surrounding landscape and can be windy, one wrong step could send you plummeting down a cliff at least 100 feet down in some cases. Other than the normal precautions. and elements the hike is relatively easy and rewarding.
One of the Drop-Offs
 



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injektiloNew Trail

injektilo

Voted 10/10

There is a new trail on Eagle Rock. The directions below were lifted from the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit's trail guide for the Moosehead Lake Region. They have the trail listed as 6.3 miles round trip with 897 vertical. An actual sign near the summit indicates that the distance is closer to 7.4 miles round trip. I also think they didn't account for around 300 feet of climbing you have to do on the way back out so total climb is closer to 1100 feet. A very nice trail though. Thought you might want to up date the getting there section...



From the blinking light in the center of Greenville

travel north 5.1 miles on Route 6/15. Turn onto the

North Road (a dirt road) marked by a sign for Maine

Public Reserve Lands – Little Moose Unit. At 8.7

miles turn onto the East Moore Bog Road. At 10.1

miles you will see a gravel parking lot on the right.
Posted Jul 9, 2016 9:36 am

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