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  • Snowshoeing
  • Wining / Dining

Poplar

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Best Hut For 

Winter:

Skiing | Snowshoeing | Fat Tire Biking | Waterfall

Summer:

Hiking | Mountain Biking | Waterfall | Bird Nature Walks | Fire Pit Campfire

 

Description 

Poplar Hut is the easiest hut to access from the Maine Huts &Trails headquarters in Kingfield. The trip starts in Carrabassett Valley at the Airport Trailhead.  Cross the Carrabassett River and turn east paralleling the Narrow Gage Trail.  The path is on land owned by the Penobscot Indian Nation and leased by Maine Huts & Trails.  Slide across the Carriage Road and follow the glistening Poplar Stream.  The trail eventually starts a gentle ascent across the slope up toward Poplar Hut. This hut is a great day-trip destination. Winter skiers have a variety of terrain to hone their skills, while snowshoers can access side trails for a waterfall view. Fat biking is also a great option with so many choices for day trips on surrounding trails.

Poplar provides easy access to 10s of miles of single track fat biking trails in Carrabassett Valley.

Lunch is open to day visitors from 11:30-1:30 on Saturdays & Sundays during full service season; see more here >>

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

 

Explore Poplar Stream Hut

Inside the Hut

Bunk Room Layout

Poplar Stream Video

     

 

Accommodations

Capacity 44 people
Private 8 people (2 bunkrooms)
Shared 36 people (5 bunkrooms)
Bunkroom Sizes 4, 8 and 12-person

Getting There

Closest Trailhead Airport Trailhead
Trailhead → Hut 3.20 miles
Kingfield → Trailhead 8.90 miles
Driving Directions Kingfield to Airport Trailhead
GPS Coordinates 45° 6.060′N, -70° 11.118′W
Elevation 1322 ft
Elevation of Closest Trailhead 883 ft

Hut-to-Hut

Flagstaff 11.50 miles
Grand Falls 22.70 miles
Stratton Brook 7.00 miles

Other Trailheads

Campbell Field Trailhead
6.50 miles
Rt 27/Stratton Brook Trailhead
8.10 miles
Outdoor Center
7.80 miles
Airport Trailhead
3.20 miles
Big Eddy Trailhead
15.10 miles
West Forks Trailhead
37.10 miles