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Mount Katahdin

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Address: Baxter State Park, Piscataquis County, Millinocket, ME
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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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A mile high and wickedly steep!

Katahdin is challengingly but doable with training and planning! Our group of 5 women went up & back the Saddle trail from Roaring Brook/Chimney Pond trail heads. We camped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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washington dc
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washington dc
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Katahdin is challengingly but doable with training and planning! Our group of 5 women went up & back the Saddle trail from Roaring Brook/Chimney Pond trail heads. We camped overnight at the Chimney Pond bunkhouse and summited and returned the next day. Rangers Jen and Susie were very helpful. Be prepared for boulder climbing and quick changes in weather. Bring... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great small hikes for Kids and Families - lots of locals who will tell you about great trails to hike!

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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did not climb the mountain, but basked in it's beauty while floating down the river. There are many places to take in Katahdin whether you opt to climb or not. Beautiful area to travel in.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had no idea I would be walking on rocks all day. There is very little flat ground to walk on. I hiked the Chimney Pond Trail, then the Saddle Trail. The Saddle trail is supposed to be the easiest trail of all the trails. Be warned, it is still extremely hard. Expect to walk on and climb rocks 99%... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the best day hikes ever. Wake up early, get To the trailhead. Don't forget to reserve your space on the park website about 2 weeks prior.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was an awesome challenge and I checked off an item on my bucket list!! The views were amazing and the climb was hard. But the reward at the top was well worth it!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I hiked up the Hunt Trail of Mount Katahdin in the summer with a couple of friends and it proved to be an excellent challenge. This is a doable hike for those in reasonable physical shape, even with limited hiking experience, but it will definitely give you quite a workout! The Hunt Trail was more challenging than some of the... More 

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First, parking can be scarce. Your best bet is to try and reserve a campsite at Roaring Brook, which must be done far in advance. As far as I know, it's the closest way to the trailhead. Be sure to check with the ranger to discuss your plans, and keep an eye on the weather, which can change very quickly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband, 19 year old son, and I spent our lives in the great outdoors--hiking, kayaking, primitive camping, etc. We thought this would be just another neat hike. NOT THE CASE! This was by far the most challenging, difficult and absolutely exhilarating experience we have ever had. There were so many times that I truly thought I would not make... More 

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Bethesda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's a good thing we had no idea what we were in for. It is a VERY difficult hike (rock scramble really). The rewards were huge though; absolutely beautiful views that are that much more special for the effort.

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