Albany Mountain Trail is accessible from the Albany Notch Trail. It loops eastward off Albany Notch and climbs to Albany Mountain via a short spur trail. Heights from the spur trail are 1,930 feet which offer a beautiful overlook of the surrounding forest including Bald Faces and Mt. Washington. Some of the best views are visible from along the path rather than at the summit.
This trail is easily accessed from the Crocker Pond Campground. The trail is not heavily used; be sure to look for cairns that mark the trail, especially to the summit.
Directions: From Bethel, ME, Begin on Albany Notch Trail which may be accessed near the Crocker Pond Campground. To reach Crocker Pond, follow SR 5 to the junction of the Patte Brook Road. Turn right (west) to the Crocker Pond Campground Road. OR take US 2 to West Bethel, turn southeast onto the Flat Road to the junction of the Crocker Pond Campground Road. Albany Notch Trail begins on the right side just past the beaver pond and before the campground. About a half mile into the trail, Albany Mountain Trail intersects from the left.
Combined with Albany Notch Trail, this trail makes a nice 1.5 hour circuit hike from the Crocker Pond Campground.
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