White Cap Mountain (Piscataquis County, Maine)

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White Cap Mountain
Whitecap Mtn.jpg
Evening view from Millinocket area
Highest point
Elevation3,654 ft (1,114 m)
Prominence2,604 ft (794 m) [1]
Listing#15 New England Fifty Finest
Coordinates45°33′17″N 69°14′47″W / 45.554667°N 69.246333°W / 45.554667; -69.246333Coordinates: 45°33′17″N 69°14′47″W / 45.554667°N 69.246333°W / 45.554667; -69.246333
White Cap Mountain is located in Maine
White Cap Mountain
White Cap Mountain
Topo mapUSGS Big Shanty Mountain

White Cap Mountain is a mountain located in Piscataquis County, Maine. White Cap Mountain is flanked to the east by Hay Mountain, to the south by Big Spruce Mountain and to the southeast by Little Spruce Mountain.[2]

White Cap Mountain lies within the watershed of the Pleasant River, a tributary of the Piscataquis River, which drains into the Penobscot River, and into Penobscot Bay. The east side of White Cap drains into B Inlet Brook, then into B Pond, Guernsey Brook, and the East Branch of the Pleasant River. The north and northwest sides of White Cap drain into the West Branch Ponds, then into the West Branch of the Pleasant River. The south side of White Cap drains into Greenwood Brook, then into the West Branch of the Pleasant.

The Appalachian Trail, a 2,170 mi (3,490 km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, runs along the four-mile-long ridge of hills to the east, across the summit of White Cap.


  1. ^ "White Cap Mountain, Maine". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: White Cap Mountain

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