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Whitecap Mountain is an excellent hike on the AT, right in the middle of Maine's 100 mile wilderness.
The out-and-back hike is 7.7 miles with about 2,700 feet of elevation gain.
At the summit you are rewarded with expansive views over Maine's north woods.
Trail Head Directions: Directions: From the blinking light in the center of Greenville travel north 17.2 miles on Lily Bay Road and turn right onto the Frenchtown Road.
Continue down Frenchtown Road without turning off any side roads, following the signs beyond West Branch Pond Camps.
At 31.1 miles you will arrive at a gate and small parking area.
The trailhead is 1/4 mile beyond the gate. For more info and photos, please visit my blog: <a href="http://www.ericsturgeon.com/blog/white-cap-mountain-hike-maine-100-mile-wilderness/">Whitecap Mountain - Eric's Maine Life</a>