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Marston Trail - Mt Coe Trail Loop

 
Marston Trail - Mt Coe Trail Loop

Page Type: Route

Location: Maine, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.95611°N / 69.01377°W

Object Title: Marston Trail - Mt Coe Trail Loop

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: walk-up / scramble

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Page By: nartreb

Created/Edited: Apr 25, 2005 / Sep 25, 2013

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Approach

 
Trail map as best as I can...
Loop overview map


Trailhead is at Slide Dam Picnic Area. See Getting There section on The Brothers page.

Route Description

Can be done in either direction; here I will describe it clockwise.

The trailhead is at the Slide Dam Picnic Area. Head East along the Marston Trail about one mile, until it intersects the Mount Coe Trail.
 
Doubletop seen from the lower...
View toward Doubletop

From here the Marston Trail bears more northerly for almost a mile, passing a pond before climbing sharply and turning eastward to reach the North Brother Trail about a mile after that. This section of the trail offers fantastic views of Doubletop Mountain.

Follow the North Brother Trail eastward to the summit of North Brother (a bit more than half a mile), then backtrack. (Optionally, continue northeast past North Brother in a bushwhack to Fort Mountain - reports indicate a use trail is not too hard to follow.)

Take the North Brother Trail southwestward about half a mile, then take the short spur trail east to the summit of South Brother. Return to the North Brother Trail and continue south about a mile to the summit of Mt Coe.

The rest of the loop descends a rockslide, consider backtracking instead if conditions are bad.

The trail becomes the Mount Coe trail, follow it south about a quarter mile to the intersection with the O-J-I Link Trail.

Optionally, take a short detour to bag Mount O-J-I, then return to the Mount Coe Trail.

Follow the Mt Coe Trail northwest about a mile and a quarter to return to the Marston Trail.

Essential Gear

Nothing technical for most of the year.
In winter, snowshoes may be needed for much of the route, and crampons and probably an ice axe may be useful on the Mt Coe slide.

Miscellaneous Info

If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here.

Images

Doubletop seen from the lower...The Mt Coe trail follows a...A small pond (named Small...View toward Mt Veto from the...Trail map as best as I can...Lowering sun above Doubletop,...