Elevation

4,145 ft / 1,263 m

#12 in Maine

#38,902 in United States

Prominence

2,845 ft / 867 m

#4 in Maine

#500 in United States

Summits

119 summits

#8 in Maine

#317 in United States

Top climbing months

September  18%

July   17%

October   15%

Most climbed route

Fire Warden's Trail

10.0 mi • 3,153 ft gain

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.
17 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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