Elevation

4,170 ft / 1,271 m

Prominence

2,700 ft / 822 m

Summits

78 summits

Top climbing months

July   26%

September  17%

June   13%

Most climbed route

Old Speck Trail

Highlights

  • Old Speck Mountain is a 4000 footer in Maine.
  • The mountain, the 4th highest in Maine, is the northeasternmost and highest of the Mahoosuc Range, the northeasternmost part of the White Mountains.
  • Flanked to the southwest by Mahoosuc Arm and faces Baldpate Mountain to the northeast across Grafton Notch.
  • The summit of Old Speck is on the southern boundary of Grafton Notch State Park.
  • The Appalachian Trail runs along the Mahoosuc Range 0.3 miles west of the summit of Old Speck. A short side trail runs off of the Appalachian Trail to the summit.
  • The summit is wooded with limited views but an old fire tower offers an excellent 360-degree view.
  • Speck Pond is located about a mile below the mountain's summit on the Appalachian Trail.
"Kim joined me for my final hike of the Northeast 111. We hiked up via the AT in overcast and drizzly conditions. We met an AT thru hiker on the way up who we were able to give a little bit of trail magic (snickers, gatorade, beer) before continuing to the summit. The summit was socked in and we stayed and ate some food and took some pictures before heading down. We detoured over to the eyebrow on the way down to take in the views of Grafton Notch and the fall foliage. It was a steep and slick descent from the eyebrow. Luckily, we got to the car just before it started pouring. Successful day. " - LGH-Tom, Oct 8, 2017
"1.5 day trip to work on NE 67. Day one: Old Spec in the morning Saddleback and the Horn in the afternoon Day two: Sugarloaf and Spaulding in the morning. Saw lots of AT Hikers, got real sweaty, roughed it on some really great maine mountain trails and slept in my car falling asleep with the Milky Way above. What a trip!" - shay-shay, Sep 21, 2017
"We enjoyed the Old Speck Trail and summit. It was nice warm weather and the fire tower is awesome. Views were hazy though and descent via Eyebrow was kind of wild. Should probably be only for ascent." - Alohabuffy, Sep 16, 2017
"Part of the Barnes Field Weekend. Hiked Old Speck for Rachel's NE67 finish. One of our group was slower, so there were times when the front part and the back part of the group became separated by quite a distance. " - newenglandwarrior, Aug 15, 2015
"Lost the trail in the snow and had to bushwack a little bit. Had to go over a blowdown covered in snow, about 7 feet high, with snow shoes on. Superb view from the trail below the AT and Old Speck summit junction." - newenglandwarrior, Mar 3, 2015

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