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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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Mount Katahdin by way of the Hunt trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Short Story- It was one of the hardest hikes I have done and worth every second. Knife Edge is pretty scary but not overly difficult if you have someone to give you a boost going through the Chimney. Long Story- My husband and I vacation on Ambajejus Lake every summer and watch the sun set over Katahdin each night. We... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We climbed Katahdin via the Knife Edge on 10/20/14. The loop we did started in the Roaring Brook parking lot. 10.5 miles or so, 11 hours. Very difficult hike. Thrilling to be hanging onto rocks for dear life at a couple of points. All of the trails require fitness and determination. It's a tough and truly amazing mountain.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My nephew and I climbed Mt. Katahdin via the Hunt Trail, as we wanted to hike the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail together. Here are a few facts to begin with. I’m middle-aged, I work out, and consider myself to be in good physical shape. I trained for this hike by hiking with weights in my backpack for 4... More 

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