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Goose Eye Mountain, Bethel

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Goose Eye Mountain, also known as Mt. Goose High, is a mountain located in Oxford County, Maine, about 1mi. (2 km) east of the New Hampshire-Maine border. The mountain is the second-highest peak of the Mahoosuc Range of the White Mountains.
Goose Eye Mtn. is flanked to the northeast by Fulling Mill Mountain, and to the southwest by Mount Carlo.
Goose Eye Mountain stands within the watershed of the Androscoggin River, which wraps around the Mahoosuc Range and drains into Merrymeeting Bay, the estuary of the Kennebec River, and then into the Gulf of Maine. The south side of Goose Eye drains via various streams into Sunday River and the Androscoggin. The northeast side of Goose Eye drains into Goose Eye Brook, then into Sunday River. The west side of the mountain drains via various streams into the South Branch of Stearns Brook, and then into the Androscoggin.
The Appalachian Trail, a 2170mi National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, meets the Goose Eye Trail on the summit ridge of Goose Eye Mtn. about 0.1mi east of the summit, and continues east and then north to the mountain's North Peak 3675ft.The mountain is ascended by the Goose Eye Trail, Wright Trail, and Mahoosuc Trail (which the Appalachian Trail follows in this area). The Goose Eye Trail is a popular dayhike in the summer and fall, as is the Wright Trail.
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  • My friends and I climbed this in early June. It is definitely a beautiful but challenging climb with narrow passes in many places. I brought my dog and he kept running back and forth along the trail.....  more »
  • The summit and plenty more connects to the AT in an extended alpine tundra traverse, above the trees for some length. Not sure if abandoned loop route is still available to find. This trail has some.....  more »
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  • Is a moderate climb

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