Elevation

4,145 ft / 1,263 m

#11 in Maine

#33,550 in United States

Prominence

2,855 ft / 870 m

#4 in Maine

#386 in United States

Summits

68 summits

#5 in Maine

#323 in United States

Top climbing months

September  21%

July   21%

October   16%

Most climbed route

Fire Warden's Trail

Highlights

  • Mount Bigelow is a long mountain ridge with several summits; the highest is West Peak at 4,145 ft and is one of Maine's highest summits.
  • Subpeaks include Avery Peak at 4,088 ft, The Horns at 3,805 ft, Cranberry Peak at 3,194 ft, and Little Bigelow Mountain at about 3,070 ft.
  • 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.
  • By this same criteria, the South Horn of Bigelow, while under 4,000 ft, qualifies for the New England Hundred Highest list.

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