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