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Address: Baxter State Park, Piscataquis County, Millinocket, ME
Activities: Hiking, Snowmobiling
Description: Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in...
Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267 feet.
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Amazing hike and camp at Mt Katahdin

This is my first hiking and camping experience in my life. The first place I choose is Mt Katahdin thru Chimney Pond and Saddle Trails. These trail are considered difficult for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
hland1985
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Calais, Maine
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Calais, Maine
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is my first hiking and camping experience in my life. The first place I choose is Mt Katahdin thru Chimney Pond and Saddle Trails. These trail are considered difficult for the first time hiker like me but I made it. I chose the right beautiful day to hike this mountain. The hike from roaring brook to chimney pond was... More 

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Benton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Picked the perfect day to hike Mount Katahdin for my 4th time. Chimney Pond to cathedral to the summit. Descending across Knifes edge and finishing Helon Taylor trail. :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is an awesome climb. There is a lot of bouldering - can be a bit scary at times but only in a couple small spots. If you have experience climbing, and are in good shape, and have good weather with minimal crowds you can finish this in 6-8 hours easily. I would rank this up there with the presidential... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Awesome trail. Be prepared for some tough scrambling over house size boulders. Very exciting. At one point you need to pull yourself up using iron bars that are drilled into the rock in just a couple places on the trail. Very do able . A little un-nerving for those of you with qualms with exposure and heights. Weather was cloudy... More 

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Glenville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's a fun hike with options, a short trail to the summit or a longer one around the Mountain on the Appalachian Trail.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This mountain certainly kicked my butt - even so it was worth it. We took a long weekend and drove up from Rhode Island. The trip was wicked long but we finally arrived at our base camp. We bought some firewood, started up a fire and had dinner. The weather couldn't have been more perfect the first night but it... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine at 5,269 feet (1,606 m). Named Katahdin by the Penobscot Indians, the term means "The Greatest Mountain". Katahdin is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park: a steep, tall mountain formed from a granite intrusion weathered to the surface. The flora and fauna on the mountain are typical of those found in northern... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Super hiking experience. Rugged, challenging, unspoiled. Remains true to the behest of Governor Baxter to preserve the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The only word for this is wow. This is not a beginners hike through the woodland path. This is a serious day's adventure for which you need to be well prepared. Proper hiking boots, at least 2 litres of water, food, and layered clothing. Physically difficult, as you will be doing as much climbing over boulders as walking, on many... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Breathtaking views that are worth the major effort it takes to reach the summit. We will definitely return to Chimney Pond campground. It was so beautiful to hang out on the rocky beach and gaze at the mountains.

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Address: Address: Baxter State Park, Piscataquis County, Millinocket, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Millinocket

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