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West Branch Piscataquis River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Maine
1,350 feet (410 m)
River mouth Piscataquis River
590 feet (180 m)
Length about 16 miles (30 km)
Basin features
Progression Piscataquis River
Penobscot River

The West Branch Piscataquis River is a 22-mile-long (35 km) tributary of the Piscataquis River in Piscataquis County, Maine. Its source (45°22′59″N 69°45′05″W / 45.3831°N 69.7515°W / 45.3831; -69.7515 (West Branch Piscataquis River source)) is in East Moxie, Somerset County (Maine Township 2, Range 4, BKP EKR). The river runs about 6 miles (10 km) east, then 11 miles (18 km) south, then 5 miles (8 km) east to its confluence with the East Branch Piscataquis River in Blanchard to form the Piscataquis.

The Appalachian Trail crosses the West Branch just below Bald Mountain Stream, and runs along the north bank of the river for about 4 miles (6 km) in Blanchard, to the joining with the East Branch.

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