4,090 ft / 1,247 m

#13 in Maine

#33,854 in United States


268 ft / 82 m

#94 in Maine

#7,133 in United States


67 summits

#6 in Maine

#333 in United States

Top climbing months

July   26%

September  20%

October   13%

Most climbed route

Fire Warden Trail


  • 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.