Guided & Group Trips

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Maine Huts & Trails warmly welcomes groups of all sizes to experience an adventure in the Maine woods, besides, its more fun when there’s a party! We also provide access to experts and specialty guides who can deliver an experience to last a lifetime to parties of all sizes.

MH&T Guided Trips

Guided Fall Foliage Hike

hikingJoin Maine Huts & Trails for a guided hike up Bigelow Mountain. Enjoy stunning views from the summit including views of Maine’s fourth largest lake, Flagstaff. Spend the day taking in the natural beauty of Western Maine’s colorful fall foliage.

Trip Dates: September 12th – 14th, October 17th – 19th and October 24th – 26th

Cost: Free to any guest staying at Stratton Brook Hut on September 12th to 14th or October 24th to 26 or at Poplar Hut on October 17th to 19th. Overnight reservations mandatory for both nights.

Click Here for More Details on the Stratton Brook Hut Hikes or Here for the Poplar Hut Hike.

Poplar Guided Bike Adventure

pundersons biking smallNew this summer, we will be offering an exciting biking adventure with a guide. Let an experienced mountain biker introduce you to our trails from double-track rail trail to single-track trails, suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced!

Trip Dates: August 29th – 31st and October 3rd – 5th

Cost: Member: $222/Adult, $142/Child (17 & under) or Non Member: $242/Adult, $162/Child (17 & under)

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Guided Dead River Paddle Trip
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Paddling down the Dead River to get to our Grand Falls Hut might just be our favorite way to make the journey, which is the reason we designed this fully-guided adventure. Let a Registered Maine Guide lead you on a 6-mile, flat-water paddle down the Upper Dead then stow the boats and hike the remaining 2 miles to the Hut. Spend two nights at Grand Falls and enjoy everything this hut has to offer while we take care of all the details.

Trip Dates: July 19th – 21st, July 25th – 27th, August 3rd – 5th, August 17th – 19th and September 28th – 30th

Cost: Member: $222/Adult, $92/Child (17 & under) or Non Member: $242/Adult, $112/Child (17 & under)

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Guided Flagstaff Paddling Trip

flh paddle campJoin us on a summer paddling or peak foliage adventure! We will combine the comfort of two overnight stays at our beautiful Flagstaff Hut with an adventure canoe paddle and overnight camp-out on the shore of Flagstaff Lake.

Trip Dates: August 12th – 15th and September 22nd – 25th

Cost: Member: $400/Adult, $138/Child (17 & under) or Non Member: $430/Adult, $168/Child (17 & under)

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Bike with a Guide

Let an experienced mountain biker introduce you to all great trails that Carrabassett Valley has to offer. Begin with a warm up ride at the Outdoor Center then explore the wide variety of trails in and around our Stratton Brook and Poplar Huts before biking into your destination hut for a cool beverage, tasty meal and relaxing hut atmosphere.

Activities_Biking_MtBike_Racers_1024x576Trip Dates: Every Saturday in September!

Cost: Free to any guest staying at Poplar or Stratton Brook Hut. Overnight reservations mandatory.

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Guided Hike & Paddle from Stratton Brook Hut

fall hikingGrab your lunch and let a guide lead you on a leisurely walk through the woods, about two miles, to Stratton Brook Pond. At the pond, hop into a canoe or kayak and enjoy a gentle paddle on Stratton Brook Pond and meander up the brook. With beautiful views of the Bigelow Mountain Range, this is a great way to spend the day while staying at Stratton Brook Hut!

Trip Dates: Any Sunday through Thursday through the Summer and Fall!

Cost: Free for any guest staying two nights from Sunday to Thursday at Stratton Brook Hut

Call (207) 265-2400 to book your trip!

Partner-Guided Trips

Maine Huts & Trails partners with a number of specialized vendors and independent guides whose services compliment our offerings. Click the vendor names below for more information on available trips.

Guided_Distant_JourneysDistant Journeys

Phone: 888-845-5781 | Email: | website:

Live new landscapes on a distant journey. For 25 years, Distant Journeys has specialized in offering hiking vacations and walking tours along classic long-distance routes and to areas of inspiring natural beauty.

Call or visit their website for more information and reservations.

Guided_Flagstaff_LakesFlagstaff Lake Scenic Boat Tours

Phone: (207) 246-2277 | website:

Join Master Maine Guide Jeff Hinman for an unforgettable Maine experience on Flagstaff Lake; complete with breath-taking views, the rich history of the area, and memories to last a lifetime. Take in scenic views of the Bigelow Mountain Range, learn the fascinating history of Flagstaff Lake and the lost village of Flagstaff, and spot native Maine wildlife like bald eagles, loons and even the occasional moose.

Call or visit their website for more information and reservations.


Mountain Guide Service

Phone: (207) 319-9583  |  Email:  | website:

Ready for the next evolution in your MHT experience? Want to kick it up a notch and have an adventure to tell your friends and family? Rock climbing, Bigelow backpacking, and backcountry paddle trips await you! Click here!

Call or visit their website for more information and reservations.


Phone: 1-800-20-KAYAK  |  Email:  |  website:

Welcome to H2Outfitters where you’ll have the opportunity to learn and develop kayaking skills and to use your new found repertoire to bring you enjoyment on the shores of a foreign land, a secluded island, or a wilderness waterway.

For close to 30 years we have been teaching kayakers at all levels from novices to eco-challenge competitors the necessary skills to achieve paddling proficiency. Whether it be a three-hour skills focused workshop or one of our multi-day overnight trips in the US, Canada or abroad, we continue to maintain a position at the cutting edge of technical instruction, offering just the right amount of direction for optimal results. The selection of trips we have chosen are to destinations and locales we feel offer extraordinary views of the world in which we live. Several have received critical acclaim on an international level, but it is ultimately what we hear from you that gives us the basis on which to develop still more trips of note!

Guided_Northern_OutdoorsNorthern Outdoors Hut-to-Hut Hiking

Phone: 800-765-7238  |  Email:  |  Website:

Enjoy Maine Guided Hut-to-Hut Hiking with Northern Outdoors as Your Adventure Resort Center May through October. Experience the real inland Maine with great hiking to brand new, eco-friendly huts in the North Woods and fantastic rafting on Maine’s Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Choose from Hut-to Hut Hiking and Hike & Raft packages that utilize the Maine Huts & Trails system of first class hiking trails and comfortable backcountry huts. Enjoy a hot shower, delicious home-cooked meal, and good night’s rest on a comfortable bed at the end of each day. Classic Maine wilderness hikes in style!

Guided_Western_MountainWestern Mountains Fly Fishing with Bob Duport

Phone: (207) 235-2573  |  Email:  |  Website:

In the Western Mountains of Maine, Outfitter and registered Maine guide Bob Duport would like to offer you a truly different guided fishing experience. Bob offers personalized wading, canoe, cataraft, or driftboat trips to fly fish remote rivers and ponds throughout Maine’s legendary Rangeley Lakes, Androscoggin, and Kennebec river watersheds. His fly fishing and casting instruction is offered in a simple, effective and innovative style.

Guided_Kennebec_River_AKennebec River Angler – Chris Russell

Phone: (207) 672-3408  |  Email:  |  Website:

Drift fishing the Dead River – Kennebec River Angler is the creation of three friends, all border-line fishing fanatics, who have taken their time to hone their craft and are now ready to share the great fishing they have discovered. Mike, Greg and Chris have been working together as whitewater rafting guides for nearly 20 years. During that time, we’ve constantly explored the fishing potential in our area and compared them to the whole state. Quite frankly, we’ve kept them as our guarded secrets. Recently, we’ve decided that what we have to offer for fishing experiences is as good, if not better, than anywhere else in the State of Maine.

Guided_BredesonBredeson Outdoor Adventures

Phone: (866) 833-4361  |  Email:  |  website:

Maine Wilderness Hut to Hut Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing, 2014 departures available on request.

A guided hut-to-hut snowshoeing or cross-country skiing adventure with creature comforts in the beautiful wilderness region of Western Maine. Join Bredeson Outdoor Adventures for a four day, three night guided hut to hut snowshoeing or cross country skiing tour in the wilderness region of Western Maine.

Group Trips

Maine Huts & Trails welcomes your group or club. From school groups and scout trips to reunions and retreats, we will work with you to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.

Making Advanced Reservations

We recommend you book your reservation as early as possible to ensure space, but no later than 7 days prior to arrival. All group and full-hut reservations must be made by phone or email.

Full-Hut vs. Group Rentals

Groups: A single reservation for 12 or more people is considered eligible for special, discounted rates. Other guests may be at the hut at the same time as your group. A single organizer is responsible for coordinating reservations, payments and all planning.

Full-Hut: A full-hut rental provides your group full and exclusive access to the hut. Full hut rentals are most cost-effective for very large parties.

Rates & Payment Schedule

Reservations require a 25% non-refundable deposit at booking with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival. See the rates page for fees and FAQ’s for cancellation policies.

Youth Groups

We offer many opportunities for learning at Maine Huts & Trails!

  • Are you interested in outdoor survival skills and adventures?
  • Are you interested in community service?
  • Are you interested in an experience where you can combine a trip in the outdoors with a chance to learn something new?

Please contact us to see how your school group might come and enjoy this unique opportunity. We will provide your school with assistance in preparing for your trip, such as attending a parent information meeting, helping with class choices or by answering general questions.

Contact Information

Merrie Woodworth
Youth Programs Manager
Phone: (207) 265-2400 | Email: