Appalachian Trail (Section #188)

B Pond to Andover
Located 16.5 miles from Rumford, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
22,646 Steps 1  (10.2 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #188) has a maximum elevation of 2,912 ft (887 m), a minimum elevation of 1,096 ft (334 m), and an elevation range of 1,816 ft (554 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,64610.2 mi1,096 ft2,912 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.8 hrs212.32,548 ft2,289 ft
[ B to A ]
5.1 hrs190.82,289 ft2,548 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #188?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #188 is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) or 22,646 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #188?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #188 in 4.8 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.1 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #188 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free B Pond to Andover topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Umbagog Lake North, NH
  2. North Topo Map: Middle Dam, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Metallak Mountain, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Umbagog Lake South, NH
  5. Topo Map: B Pond, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Andover, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Success Pond, NH
  8. South Topo Map: Old Speck Mountain, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Puzzle Mountain, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #188?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #188 is located on the B Pond and Andover topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT188T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #188 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.