Directions to Mount Abraham, Franklin County, Maine

Location: East Madrid, ME 04966

Directions to Mount Abraham, Maine:
Directions to the South Side trailhead to Mount Abraham include navigating through 7 unnamed dirt logging roads. Access by car is difficult but possible for experienced drivers. The journey is best made with a vehicle with more than 7 inches ground clearance to avoid bottoming out on rocks and washouts on the dirt roads. If this is your first time navigating to this trailhead then you will likely get lost because new unnamed logging roads are created every few years. Using a GPS device with a latitude/longitude waypoints marking the intersections is the best way to avoid getting lost in the maze of access roads. The trailhead has no sign and does not have designated parking. The trail leading to the summit is an unmarked snowmobile/atv trail that is well definined leading directly to the summit. Reaching the south side trailhead is a true adventure and not for the faint of heart.
  • Drive to East Madrid Maine, it is located at the intersection of Mitchem Road and E. Madrid Road.
    (Waypoint 1: Area map of East Madrid, Maine)
  • Drive north on E. Madrid Road for 0.6 miles. Turn right on Barnjum Road.
  • Drive along Barnjum road for about 2.2 miles. Turn left onto an Unmarked logging road.
    (Waypoint 2)
  • As you drive along the road you will encounter 4 forks in the road all of which are unmarked. Take a left, left, right, right.
    (Waypoint 3)
  • Drive for 0.9 miles along unmarked road and take a right onto unmarked logging road.
    (Waypoint 4)
  • Drive for 0.9 miles along unmarked road and take a left onto unmarked logging road.
    (Waypoint 5)
  • Drive for 1.3 miles and take a left onto unmarked logging road.
    (Waypoint 6)
  • The dirt road gets very steep here and requires a jeep. Cars can park at this intersection and walk the rest of the way.
  • Walk/drive for 0.3 miles, the trailhead is on the left an is a visible snomobile/atv trail.
    (Waypoint 7)
Thanks to Eric for the detailed directions! :-)


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