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  Alpine CCC Ski Trails > Maine
Mt. Megunticook
Camden, Maine

Overview
Mt. Megunticook is located in the Camden Hills of Maine, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Multiple alpine ski trails were built in the vicinity of Mt. Megunticook in the 1930s.

Trails on Mt. Megunticook
Mt. Megunticook location mapSlope Trail - Open
The present day Slope Trail was originally cut by the CCC in the 1930s, up to 60 in width. The trail has been mostly relocated, but is still used for hiking.
Quotes
" Skiers may be surprised to learn that the ubiquitous Civilian Conservation Corps trail builders made their presence felt all the way to Mount Megunticook. The current Slope Trail on the north side of Mount Megunticook is the approximate location of an old hand-graded CCC ski trail that was rated intermediate to expert. In its heydey, it was 30 to 60 feet wide. The trail was relocated in 1977 because of serious erosion problems. "
Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire, p. 177


Images
1976 USGS Topographic Map
1976 USGS Topographic Map

2010 State Park Map
2010 State Park Map

Resources
  • Goodman, David. Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire. Boston, MA: Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 1999.
  • Camden Hills State Park - State of Maine Department of Conservation
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