Photography and Cartography of Maine's Western Lakes and Mountains Region
The trail at the thinly wooded summit of Albany Mountain, consisting of mostly pitch pine trees, has recently been extended further South to bare granite ledges with sweeping views of the surrounding area. The summit is most commonly accessed from the North, via the Albany Mountain Trail, accesses via Patte Brook Road and the National Forest Road to Crocker Pond Campground. However, most of Patte Brook Road through the White Mountain National Forest closes in the winter – which adds considerable distance to the total hike distance. The summit can also be accessed from the South, via the Albany Notch Trail – which begins as a woods road extension of Birch Ave. But just beware that this route is not very well maintained, and therefore a less reliable approach to the summit.