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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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Oakville, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a hard climb- and even trickier passage if you choose to cross Knife's Edge. The weather can change on a dime- be prepared, be fit. I found this one of the hardest physical challenges I have done in a long time- read up on it, consider weather, be prepared to alter course if able. And did I mention... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Terrific challenging climb with beautiful vistas. It's important that you're ready for the challenge as it is not an easy climb. Also bring warm clothes for the top of the mountain and heed the directions of the park's information and rangers.

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Farmington, CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Mount katahdin is a challenging hike but worth the effort. I have hiked mount Washington and mount Mansfield and a katahdin tops them all.

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