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Who we are

Appalacain Trail Thru Hike 2020

Meet Randy 
Licensed Maine Guide/Adventure Educator/Owner Operator 

As an Adventure Educator and Registered Maine Guide, Randy Smith has spent more than 25 years navigating rivers of varying classes of whitewater rapids from Maine to Alaska.

"The natural world is my savior and inspiration."

- Randy Smith

Maine Guided Hiking Tours & Adventure Trips
From Baxter State Park to the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Guided Hiking Trips

For people who love to hike and travel, Maine Guide Company has something for everyone.


Maximize your time with a half-day or full-day hiking trip!

Our hiking trips are always small group adventures, typically 1-8 people per trip. Join a personalized trekking vacation that prioritizes the quality of experience above all else.

Katahdin Woods and Water Baxter State Park
Backpacking in Maine

Guided Backpacking Trips

With thousands of miles of footpaths to choose from in Maine and New Hampshire - An outstanding 440 of them are famed Appalachian Trail miles known for their rugged but esthetic beauty - Maine Guide Company offers a large variety of overnight trips and options both in Maine and New Hampshire. With 25 years of collective outdoor experience (including the 2020 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail), Maine Guide Company shares a love for the outdoors and connecting people to nature. 

Canoe Trips 

With hundreds and even thousands of river miles traveled from Maine to Alaska some of our favorites reside right here in Maine - Maine Guide Company offers a large variety of overnight trips and options for canoeing in Maine. With 25 years of collective outdoor experience (including several native canoe routes), our guides share a love for the outdoors and connecting people to the flow of the river. If you don't see a trip for you we can build one  together of any skill level to fit your needs. Please Contact us for custom Itineraries or any questions you have.

Moose River  Holeb Falls

Our Guiding Core Values


 Claudia and Donny

My husband and I experienced a wonderful raft trip guided by Randy down the Green and Colorado Rivers. It was a family trip with varied ages and needs, including an eighty-year-old.  Randy was not only a highly effective people person, taking care of varied personal needs and issues, but he was a very experienced River navigator.  The water was very high that Spring, but Randy got both rafts past the challenges at the Confluence safely. The whole family treasures the experiences from our rafting trip!  He was also a great cook and dynamic storyteller around the campfire at night.  I recommend him highly as a guide and naturalist! 


- Claudia Oakes

Jen and Zack

 We recently had the pleasure of booking a guided hiking trip with Maine Guide Company and we cannot recommend them enough! From start to finish, the experience was top-notch. The booking process was easy and Randy was incredibly helpful in answering all of my questions.

On the day of the trip, Randy was knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about the outdoors. He provided us with in-depth information about the wildlife and nature in the area. We felt safe and comfortable throughout the entire trip, and Randy was always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that we had the best experience possible.

Overall, I would highly recommend Maine Guide Company to anyone looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure in Maine. I was impressed with Randy's knowledge, excellent customer service, and commitment to safety. I can't wait to book another trip with them in the future!

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