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Hiking Old Speck Mountain

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Old Speck Mountain Information

Elevation: 4,170 feet (1,271 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 2,730 feet (832 meters)
Location: Oxford County, Maine
Range: Mahoosuc Range
Coordinates: 44°34.27' North     70°57.22' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate
Features: Speck Pond, Appalachian Trail, summit tower
Distance of highlighted hike below: 7.6 miles

Old Speck Mountain is a 4,170 foot mountain in the Mahoosuc Range in Oxford County, Maine. It is also part of the Eastern White Mountains that stretches from New Hampshire to Maine. It is the highest mountain in the range, and the 4th highest mountain in the state of Maine.

The summit of Old Speck Mountain is on the Southern boundary of Grafton Notch State Park. The Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine, is within 0.3 miles of the summit of Old Speck. The summit offers 360° views from its summit tower.

There is a fire tower on the summit to get a better view, since the summit is pretty wooded and only offers views in one direction. The fire tower is no longer used for fire spotting.

Speck Pond is roughly 1,000 feet below the summit of Old Speck at 3,400', and is stocked with brook trout for fly fishermen annually.

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Almost at the summit of Old Speck to see the tower!


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Old Speck Mountain Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Old Speck Mountain via the Old Speck Trail / Appalachian Trail.

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Click to download PDF Trail Map of Old Speck Mountain

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Old Speck Mountain View Photos Top

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Views from the summit tower on Old Speck - June 21, 2014.


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Old Speck Trail June 21, 2014.

Old Speck Mountain Driving Directions Top

From I-95, take exit 63 for US-202/ME-115/ME-4 towards ME-26/Gray/New Gloucester. Take a left after the exit ramp onto Route 4. Take a right onto 26A North. Drive roughly 69 miles until you come to a parking lot on your left side for "hiking trails". You will pass Screw Auger Falls, Mother Walker Falls and Moose Cave just before the parking lot.

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