Appalachian Trail (Section #196)

Little Bigelow Mountain to East Carry Pond
Located 13.7 miles from Bingham, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
21,172 Steps 1  (10.0 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #196) has a maximum elevation of 1,993 ft (607 m), a minimum elevation of 1,230 ft (375 m), and an elevation range of 763 ft (233 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,17210.0 mi1,230 ft1,993 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.4 hrs62.3748 ft951 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs79.2951 ft748 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #196?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #196 is 10.0 mi (16.0 km) or 21,172 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #196?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #196 in 3.4 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #196 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 Little Bigelow Mountain to East Carry Pond 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: King And Bartlett Lake, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Basin Mountain, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Pierce Pond, ME
  4. West Topo Map: The Horns, ME
  5. Topo Map: Little Bigelow Mountain, ME
  6. East Topo Map: East Carry Pond, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sugarloaf Mountain, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Poplar Mountain, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Witham Mountain, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #196?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #196 is located on the Little Bigelow Mountain and East Carry Pond topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT196T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #196 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.