Big Squaw Mountain
At 3,196 feet, Big Squaw Mountain, with a long ridgeline, dominates the view to the west from the Moosehead area. The view from the top of the mountain is famous. It encompasses the entire Moosehead region and its many lakes and mountains.
The mountain was home to the first fire tower in the United States, built by; M.G. Shaw in 1905. Direction from Greenville: Travel approximately 5.3 miles north of Rt. 15. Take a left on the dirt road directly across from the Forest Fire Danger level sign. ( Just past the Maine Forest Service Squaw Brook Campground). Travel a little less than a mile on this road. Look carefully for a sign on the right, which marks the railhead.
Time: Round trip is approximately 7. 5 miles. Allow up to 5 hours. When on top, proceed a short distance to a ledge with a view of Mirror Pond. There is a 2,000-foot elevation change from the base to the top.
Have a fun Hike.
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