Elevation

4,088 ft / 1,246 m

#14 in Maine

#37,815 in United States

Prominence

268 ft / 82 m

#126 in Maine

#10,005 in United States

Summits

114 summits

#6 in Maine

#303 in United States

Top climbing months

July   19%

September  18%

June   17%

Most climbed route

Fire Warden Trail

10.0 mi • 3,153 ft gain

Highlights

  • 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
1 summit • 20.1 mi • 3,651 ft gain • 12 hr 51 min
1 summit • 10.6 mi • 3,815 ft gain • 11 hr 59 min
1 summit • 11.7 mi • 3,786 ft gain • 5 hr 43 min

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