4,090 ft / 1,247 m

#14 in Maine

#36,376 in United States


268 ft / 82 m

#110 in Maine

#9,222 in United States


90 summits

#6 in Maine

#341 in United States

Top climbing months

July   23%

September  18%

August   14%

Most climbed route

Fire Warden Trail

10.0 mi • 3,153 ft gain


  • Avery Peak is a subpeak of Bigelow Mountain, a long mountain ridge with several summits; the highest is West Peak at 4,145 ft.
  • The best views of the ridge are considered to be from Avery Peak.
  • The Appalachian Trail traverses Bigelow Mountain.
  • Much of the mountain and surrounding area is part of the 10,540-acre Bigelow Preserve, created in 1976 in response to a massive proposed ski resort.
  • The Appalachian Mountain Club considers both the West Peak and Avery Peak of Bigelow to be 4000-footers because Avery Peak rises more than 200 ft above the col that adjoins it to the higher West Peak.
16 summits • 10.0 mi • 3,153 ft gain • 6 hr 21 min