The Grafton Loop Trail (GLT) offers 40 miles of hiking along a trail that connects a series of scenic peaks and other natural features in Maine’s Grafton Notch.
The western half is a 13 mile stretch, beginning on Route 26, south of the eastern half’s trailhead. Traversing the Bear River, Bald Mountain and Miles Notch, this part of the trail ends on the summit of Old Speck Mountain at its junction with the Mahoosuc Trail/AT. This section includes three primitive campsites.
The eastern half of the GLT consists of a 21-mile arc that leaves Route 26 in Newry, Maine, and returns to the road in Grafton Notch State Park via four miles on Appalachian Trail (AT). Seventeen miles are recently constructed trail, which traverses four mountain peaks and includes five primitive campsites.
One night of the trip will be spent at Mahoosuk Guide Service, where we’ll stay in a beautiful rustic bunkhouse, take a shower, and enjoy a delicious and hearty dinner and breakfast before striking out to complete the western side of the Loop.
Prices Includes: Packing list, on-trail skills instruction. Meal assistance is available by arrangement.
I can also help arrange your stay at local accommodations, which may include the night before & after your expedition. 1 hour of pre-trip preparation consultation (phone or video connection) to participants. There is a shuttle available for anyone flying into the Portland, ME airport.
The group will be limited to 3-4 participants.