Our Huts

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All of our huts feature best-in-class amenities including hot showers, toilets, comfortable heated bunkrooms plus home-cooked dinners and breakfasts. Additionally each hut offers a variety of unique adventures. Picking the best hut for your stay is key.

What are the huts like? Perhaps the best term we’ve found to describe us (so far) is “Boutique Hostel.” Each hut has a main lodge and separate bunkhouses for sleeping. Sleeping accommodations are primarily shared accommodations, featuring different configurations of bunk beds in a variety of bunkroom sizes, though each hut has at least a couple of “private” bunkrooms that host a double” bunk. The main lodge is where guests will find bathroom and shower facilities, the kitchen, dining and library/common rooms as well as the staff quarters and clean-energy systems that run the hut.

How many Huts are there? Currently we have four huts in operation of our complete plan of twelve backcountry huts. Over the next decade, with your help, we’ll be building several more huts for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy year-round.

Stratton Brook, our newest hut, opened in December 2012 — Poplar, welcoming guests since 2008 — Flagstaff, opened in 2009 — Grand Falls, opened in 2010.

Stratton Brook

BEST HUT FOR: Hiking, 4,000′ peaks in the Bigelow Range and Mountain Biking, 50 miles at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

Description: Stratton Brook, our newest hut, draws mountain bikers seeking full-day adventures amid 50 miles of trails at the nearby Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. The hut itself, on top of a hill, includes great views of both Sugarloaf and the Bigelow Mountain Range. Additionally, the hut will soon provide access to incredible hiking along the Appalachian Trail in the Bigelow Preserve.

Maine Huts & Trails would like to offer special thanks to Clem and Rolande Begin for making this hut possible.

Activities Hiking
Mountain Biking
Ski/Snowshoeing
Bird/Nature Walks
Getting
There
Closest Trailhead:
Trailhead → Hut:
Kingfield → Trailhead:
Driving Directions:
Hut GPS Coordinates:
Hut Elevation:
Elevation of Closest Trailhead:
Rte 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead
3.0 miles
14.4 miles
Kingfield to Rte 27/Stratton Brook
45° 6.069′N, -70° 18.129′W
1905 Ft
1298 Ft
Hut-to-Hut Poplar:
Flagstaff:
Grand Falls:
7.3 miles
21.1 miles
32.6 miles
Other
Trailheads
Campbell Field Trailhead:
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead:
Outdoor Center:
Airport Trailhead:
Gauge Road Trailhead:
Long Falls Dam Road Trailhead:
Big Eddy Trailhead:
West Forks Trailhead:
2.9 miles
3.0 miles
3.6 miles
7.2 miles
8.1 miles
19.5 miles
24.8 miles
47.1 miles
Hut Specs Maximum Capacity:
# Private Rooms:
# Bunkhouses:
# Rooms:
44 people
4
1
10

Poplar

BEST HUT FOR: Hiking,  4,000′ peaks in the Bigelow Range and Mountain Biking, 50 miles at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

Description: Poplar, the closest hut to our Kingfield Headquarters, is perfect for novices and day-trippers. Additionally, the hut draws mountain bikers seeking full-day adventures amid 50 miles of trails at the nearby Sugarloaf Outdoor Center and hikers hoping to climb one of the 4000′ peaks in the Bigelow Range. The area features well-traveled trails, a small swimming hole and the Poplar Stream Falls waterfall. Poplar is a great starting point for hut-to-hut travel.

Maine Huts & Trails would like to offer its special thanks to the New Balance Foundation for making this hut possible. 

Activities Hiking
Mountain Biking
Swimming
Fishing
Ski/Snowshoeing
Bird/Nature Walks
Waterfall
Fire Pit/Campfires
Getting
There
Closest Trailhead:
Trailhead → Hut:
Kingfield → Trailhead:
Driving Directions:
Hut GPS Coordinates:
Hut Elevation:
Elevation of Closest Trailhead:
Gauge Road Trailhead
2.4 miles
8.9 miles
Kingfield to Gauge Road
45° 6.060′N, -70° 11.118′W
1322 Ft
853 Ft
Hut-to-Hut Stratton Brook:
Flagstaff:
Grand Falls:
7.3 miles
11.4 miles
23.2 miles
Other
Trailheads
Gauge Road Trailhead:
Airport Trailhead:
Campbell Field Trailhead:
Outdoor Center:
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead:
Long Falls Dam Road Trailhead:
Big Eddy Trailhead:
West Forks Trailhead:
2.4 miles
3.1 miles
7.1 miles
7.8 miles
8.2 miles
9.7 miles
15.6 miles
37.4 miles
Hut Specs Maximum Capacity:
# Private Rooms:
# Bunkhouses:
# Rooms:
42 people
2
3
7

Flagstaff

BEST HUT FOR: Families, shortest hike from trailhead to hut and Multi-Activity,Easy swimming, paddling & hiking.

Description: Flagstaff, located on the sandy east shore of Flagstaff Lake, is a favorite for families and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages looking to spend relaxing time together. Guests can enjoy swimming, canoeing and kayaking on the lake (boats available), scenic walks around the lake or hiking in the Bigelow Range, which is just a short paddle or drive away.

Maine Huts & Trails would like to offer special thanks to L.L. Bean, Inc. and Leon and Lisa Gorman for making this hut possible.

Activities Hiking
Mountain Biking
Swimming
Fishing
Canoe/Kayaking
Ski/Snowshoeing
Bird/Nature Walks
Fire Pit/Campfires
Getting
There
Closest Trailhead:
Trailhead → Hut:
Kingfield → Trailhead:
.
Driving Directions:
.
Hut GPS Coordinates:
Hut Elevation:
Elevation of Closest Trailhead:
Long Falls Dam Rd Trailhead
1.8 miles
Summer: 18.1 miles via Carriage Rd
Winter: 30.6 miles via Rte 16
SummerKingfield to Long Falls Dam
WinterKingfield to Long Falls Dam
45° 11.877′N, -70° 10.645′W
1162 Ft
1203 Ft
Hut-to-Hut Stratton Brook:
Poplar:
Grand Falls:
21.1 miles
11.4 miles
11.8 miles
Other
Trailheads
Long Falls Dam Road Trailhead:
Big Eddy Trailhead:
Gauge Road Trailhead:
Airport Trailhead:
Campbell Field Trailhead:
Outdoor Center:
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead:
West Forks Trailhead:
1.8 miles
3.8 miles
13.8 miles
14.3 miles
18.1 miles
18.8 miles
19.7 miles
24.1 miles
Hut Specs Maximum Capacity:
# Private Rooms:
# Bunkhouses:
# Rooms:
44 people
4
2
10

Grand Falls

BEST HUT FOR: Fishing, renowned trout/salmon on Dead River, Whitewater, Class III/IV paddling on Dead River and is Remote, most secluded Hut in our system.

Description: Grand Falls is our most remote and secluded hut. This hut features fabulous views, the Grand Falls waterfall and superb, swimming, fishing and paddling. Grand Falls Hut is currently the northernmost hut in our system.

Maine Huts & Trails would like to offer special thanks to Robert and Gayle Greenhill for making this hut possible.

Activities Hiking
Mountain Biking
Swimming
Fishing
Ski/Snowshoeing
Bird/Nature Walks
Waterfall
Fire Pit/Campfires
Getting
There
Closest Trailhead:
.
Trailhead → Hut:
.
Kingfield → Trailhead:
.
Driving Directions:
.
Hut GPS Coordinates:
Hut Elevation:
Elevation of Closest Trailhead:
Summer: Lower Enchanted Trailhead
Winter: Big Eddy Trailhead
Summer: 0.5 miles (Lower Enchanted)
Winter: 7.8 miles (Big Eddy)
Summer: 73.3 miles (Lower Enchanted)
Winter: 35.0 miles (Big Eddy)
Summer: Kingfield to Lower Enchanted
Winter: Kingfield to Big Eddy
45° 18.198′N, -70° 12.421′W
1075 Ft
1112 Ft
Hut-to-Hut Flagstaff:
Poplar:
Stratton Brook:
11.8 miles
23.2 miles
32.6 miles
Other
Trailheads
Big Eddy Trailhead:
Long Falls Dam Road Trailhead:
West Forks Trailhead:
Gauge Road Trailhead:
Airport Trailhead:
Campbell Field Trailhead:
Outdoor Center:
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead:
7.8 miles
13.6 miles
14.4 miles
25.9 miles
26.3 miles
29.8 miles
30.5 miles
31.7 miles
Hut Specs Maximum Capacity:
# Private Rooms:
# Bunkhouses:
# Rooms:
32 people
2
1
8

Our off-the-grid facilities offer all of the services you need to enjoy the Maine backcountry with minimal packing. Here’s what we provide for:

Day Visitors
  • Lunch from 11:30 – 1:30 daily during the summer and Friday through Sunday during the winter full-service season.  (Menu generally includes soup, chili, baked goods, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.)
  • Wine and beer is available for purchase at the huts.
  • Toilet facilities, potable water and a communal space.
  • Trail maps (See Maps page)
  • Souvenirs are available for purchase at the huts.
Overnight Visitors
  • A hearty, family-style dinner and breakfast (included in the cost of your overnight stay).
  • A bagged lunch for the trail.
  • Wine and beer available for purchase at the huts.
  • Bunk with a soft foam mattress.
  • Pillow (please supply your own pillowcase – hint: can double as a stuff sack)
  • Heat! (The main hut and bunkhouses have radiant floor heating and are kept between 50° and 60°F during the winter).
  • Lighting
  • Potable water
  • Showers with biodegradable soap (please supply your own towel)
  • Composting toilets (and toilet paper)
  • Books and games in our library area
  • An online packing list

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