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Mount Katahdin

Millinocket, ME
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Snowmobiling
Description: Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267 feet.
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If it worked for people like Thoreau and Joshua Chamberlain, it works for you. Great hike - not overly challenging - but definitely fun. The view at the top makes it worth while. Use the knife's edge trail if you're looking for thrills or difficulty. Chimney Pond is also a must see...

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Veazie, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Katahdin is an awesome hike. I live in Maine, and try to do this hike at least once a year. Katahdin is unique because a lot of the hiking is above treeline, and the terrain reminds me more of hiking out west. My favorite trail is going up the Knife Edge, across the saddle, and down the Hamlin Ridge trail.... More

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Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a great hike, loads of fun! The early morning views from the summit is spectacular. Start early if possible.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We (my husband and I) planned our whole New England trip around summiting Mt Katahdin. We had only one day to do this as we had our whole trip and lodging planned thru out New England for the week. We had hoped the weather would be good for our hike. However, it poured rain the night before and was still... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It was an incredible hike that was challenging and tough. In the end it was worth every scrape, bruise and tear!

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Lecanto, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Spectacular!! The Falls colors were were GREAT and the mountain is visible from so many places. We loved it!

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Lexington, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I climbed Katahdin as part of my Appalachian Trail Maine section-hike and was equally impressed with the difficulty as well as the scenic views from the summit. Being an older hiker, I chose the "easier" ascent...the Chimney Pond and Saddle trails. I descended via the Hunt trail as it is the start of the AT. Listen to the Baxter Park... More

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Sandown, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Hiked it many years ago..loved it!I like going up Abol..I tried the Hunt trail 10 years ago and really struggled.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

the sense of accomplishment when i finished! be prepared for the trip down hunt as it was far more difficult then the trip up abol. nathan the ranger recommended it and it was a good choice but the effort to get back down was not on a par with the "easier" trip up. a most wonderful hike none the less.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I'll preface this review with, we are not mountail climbers. We live in FL where the highest point on the penisula is 483 feet above sea level. Our house sits 9 feet above sea level. We are however, mid-aged (I'm in my 40s and my husband is in his 50s) and pretty fit. He plays hockey and I'm a half-marathoner... More

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