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Description

Located just west of Greenville in Piscataquis County, the Little Moose Management Unit covers more than 15,000 acres in Moosehead Junction and Big Moose townships. Although the forested land is flat to gently rolling in the southeastern quarter, the unit also includes most of the Little Moose Mountain Range with its steep slopes, rocky streams, and remote ponds, as well as most of Big Moose Mountain. Visitors enjoy hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and camping in this remote setting.

If you are interested in learning about geology around the state, check out the Maine Geological Survey Searchable Database.

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Activities

  • ATV riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Hunting
  • Off-road biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Watchable wildlife

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Rules

Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Trails

Eagle Rock Trail This 3.7 mile (one-way) trail leads to stunning vistas along the western flank of Big Moose Mountain and crosses Plum Creek land to dramatic Eagle Rock. Starting from the boundary of Maine Parks and Lands' Little Moose Public Lands, the trail passes through working forest and a forest reserve. This moderate to challenging trail includes a 780-foot elevation gain between the lowest and highest points. The trailhead is located at the end of the East Moore Bog Rd. (off North Rd.), within the Little Moose Public Lands. Drive approximately 5 miles west from downtown Greenville and leave ME Rte. 6/15 turning onto the North Rd. (gravel), the primary entrance to the Little Moose Unit. Drive 3.6 miles in from Rt. 6/15, turning onto the East Moore Bog Rd. and traveling another 1.4 miles. Use caution when traveling these roads; please make way for logging trucks.

The trailhead for Big Moose Mountain Trail is 2 miles in on North Road from Rte. 6/15, on the right. This is a 2.2 mile out-and-back hike (one way) to the top of 3,150 foot Big Moose Mountain, with spectacular views of the Moosehead Lake region and leading past an old fire warden's cabin.

Natural Heritage Hike for Big Moose Mt. Trail. OR View all Natural Heritage Hikes. Natural Heritage Hikes are narratives that guide hikers through the rich ecological, geological, and cultural elements encountered on 25 of Maine's most popular hiking trails. These descriptions provide the hiker with the what, how, and why of the natural environments they are walking through.

A trailhead for Little Moose Mountain Trail can be reached by turning left onto Mountain Road from North Road, 0.2 miles past the Big Moose Mountain trailhead. The trailhead will be on the left one mile past the turn off North Road, providing access to a network of about 9 miles of trail encircling several undeveloped ponds and leading to primitive hike-in campsites.

Natural Heritage Hikes are narratives that guide hikers through the rich ecological, geological, and cultural elements encountered on 25 of Maine's most popular hikingtrails. These descriptions provide the hiker with the what, how, and why of the natural environments they are walking through Natural Heritage Hike for Big Moose Mt. Trail OR View the complete Natural Heritage Hikes listing.

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Services and Facilities

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Special Considerations

Moving firewood can transport exotic insects & diseases that pose a serious threat to our forests. Don't transport firewood, buy it from a local source. Burn It Where You Buy It

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When to Visit

Open All Year

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Location

Piscataquis County, Maine

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Contact

Bureau of Parks and Lands
Western Public Lands Office
PO Box 327
Farmington, Maine 04938
(207) 778-8231

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Directions and Parking

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Access is by gravel road off Route 15 north of Greenville.