Mountains of Possibilities… Come Play In Our Backyard
"Mountains of Possibilities..."
Photo Credit: Tom Cromwell
"Come Play In Our Backyard"
Photo Credit: Tom Cromwell

Maine's Northwestern Mountains

We are home to 10 of Maine's 4,000 ft. Mountains including Bigelow, Saddleback, and Sugarloaf. Join us in Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region along the Appalachian Trail or the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail - our region is the only location where two major recreational trails meet in North America.


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Featured Activities

The variety of hiking opportunities in Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region is unparalleled!
For every season and experience level, from an afternoon, day, or week-long trek – your hike is sure to be unforgettable! Three major trail systems welcome hikers – Maine Huts and Trails, the Appalachian Trail, and footpaths of the pristine Bigelow Preserve. Dozens of more local routes head to mountaintop views, deep woods waters, and quiet spots in our great Northern Forest.
Learn more about hiking.
Quill Hill
At an elevation of 2,848 ft., visitors are rewarded with breathtaking 360° views of lakes, forests and surrounding mountaintops. It is the only mountain in Maine with a 360°view accessible by automobile, bike, ATV, and motorcycle, and includes a 4,000 ft. wheelchair path between the two scenic views.

Picnic tablespaces at the summit.
Incredible sunsets.
Magnificent views of fall foliage.
Snowmobiling in the winter (no charge).
Learn more about Quill Hill.
Quill Hill
Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region is home to some of the best mountain biking in the Northeast. Thanks to the efforts of the Town of Carrabassett Valley, the Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA), Maine Huts & Trails, and Sugarloaf there are nearly 100 miles of trails to ride including over twenty miles of newly-constructed purpose-built singletrack for all abilities. These four organizations have come together to form the Carrabassett Valley Trails Committee (CVTC) to expand and maintain our growing trail network.
Learn more about biking.

Things to Do

View the Mountains

Sugarloaf Mountain

Elevation: 4,250 ft (1,295 m)
Rating: Moderate/Difficult

Crocker Mountain

Elevation: 4,228 ft (1,289 m)
Rating: Easy from Redington

Bigelow Mountain - West Peak

Elevation: 4,145 ft (1,263 m)
Rating: Moderate

Saddleback Mountain

Elevation: 4,120 ft (1,256 m)
Rating: Moderate

Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak

Elevation: 4,090 ft (1,246 m)
Rating: Moderate

Mount Aabraham

Elevation: 4,050 ft (1,234 m)
Rating: Moderate/Difficult

South Crocker Mountain

Elevation: 4,050 ft (1,235 m)
Rating: Easy without Redington

Saddleback Horn

Elevation: 4,041 ft (1,232 m)
Rating: Moderate

Mount Redington

Elevation: 4,010 ft (1,222 m)
Rating: Difficult

Spaulding Mountain

Elevation: 4,010 ft (1,222 m)
Rating: Moderate/Difficult

Upcoming Events

February Vacation Week at Sugarloaf
February 21, 2024
All Day
Enjoy peak season conditions on the slopes and non-stop fun family entertainment all week during…
Sugarloaf SkiClipse
April 8, 2024
Sugarloaf is perfectly located along the path of totality for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. Be sure…
36th Annual Sugarloaf Reggae Fest
April 11, 2024
We are excited to announce the 36th Annual Sugarloaf Reggae Festival presented by Baxter…
Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K
May 12, 2024
Sugarloaf Marathon  The Sugarloaf Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. We…

Seasonal Activities

Latest News

January 25, 2024
Maine’s Northwestern Mountains are becoming increasingly well known as a biking destination, primarily in the summer months. But what may not be as well known is that the area offers a variety of…
Four Season Biking in Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region
July 19, 2020
Looking for something to do that does not require social…
September 6, 2019
Fall is on it's way!