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Moosehead Lake: 6 Pinnacle Pursuits A Hiker's Dream


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Conquer the 6 Peaks of Moosehead Lake - A Hiker's Dream in Greenville, Maine

The Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit (MPP) is an exhilarating hiking challenge that beckons adventurers to the stunning Moosehead Lake region in Greenville, Maine. This challenge, designed for hikers of all skill levels, takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Maine. Each peak offers panoramic views that capture the essence of the Moosehead Lake region's natural beauty.


Are you a hiker that is ready for a challenge? The mountains in the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit offer panoramic views from each corner of the Moosehead Lake Region.


Those that complete these hikes are eligible to receive a Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit (MPP) badge and become a registered member of the MPP.

Those in search of a more significant challenge should consider the additional badges that the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit offers; Ultra, Winter and Winter Ultra.


The 6 Peaks of Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit


a view of Moosehead Lake from Big Moose Mountain




  • Elevation: 3,196 feet

  • Trail Length: 5.2 miles round trip

  • Highlights: This hike features historical ruins from the area's logging days and an abandoned fire tower. The summit provides sweeping views of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding wilderness. The trail is moderate to difficult, making it a great challenge for seasoned hikers.


a view of Moosehead Lake from Mount Kineo





  • Elevation: 1,789 feet

  • Trail Length: 3.4 miles round trip

  • Highlights: Accessible only by boat, Mount Kineo stands out with its sheer cliffs and extensive hiking trails. The views from the fire tower at the summit are nothing short of spectacular, with a 360-degree panorama of Moosehead Lake. The Indian Trail is steep and offers a quicker route, while the Bridle Trail is longer and less steep, perfect for a more leisurely hike.




a view of Moosehead Lake fromWhitecap Mountain




  • Elevation: 3,654 feet

  • Trail Length: 6.6 miles round trip

  • Highlights: Known for its exposed summit and striking alpine scenery, Whitecap Mountain offers expansive views of the Appalachian Trail and Katahdin. It's a rewarding climb for those seeking solitude and beauty. The trail is moderate with some steep sections, making it suitable for experienced hikers.





a view of Moosehead Lake from Number 4 Mountain




  • Elevation: 2,890 feet

  • Trail Length: 3.4 miles round trip

  • Highlights: This trail is a hidden gem, providing hikers with a peaceful trek through dense forests. The summit offers views of Baker Mountain and the surrounding wilderness. The trail is moderate, with some rocky sections that add a bit of adventure to the hike.






a view of Moosehead Lake from Eagle Rock




  • Elevation: 2,625 feet

  • Trail Length: 7.4 miles round trip

  • Highlights: A newer addition to the MPP, the Eagle Rock Trail is less crowded and offers a full day of hiking with breathtaking views. The rocky summit provides a unique vantage point over the region. The trail is moderate to difficult, with some steep and rocky sections that require careful navigation.





a view of Moosehead Lake from Borestone Mountain



  • Elevation: 1,981 feet

  • Trail Length: 3.5 miles round trip

  • Highlights: Borestone Mountain offers a classic Maine hike with spectacular views from its twin peaks. The hike includes a visitor center and a nature center, making it a perfect educational hike for families. The trail is moderate, with some steep sections near the summit that reward hikers with panoramic views of the surrounding area.




Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit Details

The Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit is more than just a hiking challenge; it's a journey through some of Maine's most pristine landscapes. Hikers who complete the challenge within one year receive a patch and a certificate, commemorating their achievement. For those seeking an extra challenge, the "Winter Edition" requires completing the hikes between December 21 and March 19.


Contact Information

For more information about the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit, trail conditions, and additional hiking resources, contact Destination Moosehead Lake:


Embark on the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit and discover the unparalleled beauty of the Moosehead Lake region. Each mountain offers a unique adventure, promising unforgettable views and the satisfaction of conquering some of Maine's most majestic peaks. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner, the MPP is an adventure worth undertaking.


For more information regarding these challenges, please stop by the Visitors’ Center or visit mooseheadpinnaclepursuit.com.


What to Do in Moosehead Lake

For those seeking more activities and detailed guides, Moose River Lookout offers a wealth of information about the Moosehead Lake area. From seasonal events and community news to outdoor adventure guides and dining recommendations, Moose River Lookout is your new resource for exploring the region. In addition to hiking, you can find information on boating, fishing, camping, and local attractions.

Want more information checkout our Moosehead News!


Looking for the perfect place to stay during your visit to the Monson, Shirley, Greenville, Rockwood, and Jackman areas of Maine? Look no further than our Rockwood cabin rental which is situated on the picturesque Moose River at the base of Blue Ridge Mountain, Moose River Lookout offers unbeatable access to Maine's ITS66 Interconnected Trail System, right from your backyard.


Whether you're here to explore the great outdoors or simply relax and unwind, Moose River Lookout provides the perfect home base for your Maine adventure.

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