Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Big Spencer Mountain , ME
Trails: Big Spencer Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Yes…. Small parking area off of Spencer Mountain road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, easy to get around  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: Mosquitos & black flies were horrendous up until about 2500 ft. My clothes are treated and I wore a headnet. Long pants and long sleeves a must, I wouldn’t want to do this hike right now in shorts and short sleeves. Saying all this, I was not affected from biting insects. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It’s a ways to this trailhead but so worth it. Very steep climb but very fun. Several ladders broken and off to the side not in use. One section there is a rope that’s very helpful, but besides that it’s very doable with no technical hiking. Very hazy views at the summit… could barely make out Katahdin. A lot of towers, solar panels, and helicopter pad, making it a twisted mess up there. Didn’t look for a possible trail to true summit. Weather wasn’t looking to good and it looks like it would be a difficult bushwhack…. I did see all kinds of pretty wild flowers…. Painted trilliums, white and pink lady slippah’s, starflowers, buttercups, blue bead Lily’s, violets, Canadian mayflowers, goldthreads… very enjoyable and peaceful hike…. Only saw one person on their way up. ✌🏻  
Name: Donnie S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-06 
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