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Address: Baxter State Park, Piscataquis County, Millinocket, ME
Activities: Snowmobiling, Hiking
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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Heck of a hike but what an accomplishment. Fog hindered our views but we will be sure to do it again on a clearer day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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dayton, va
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dayton, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Heck of a hike but what an accomplishment. Fog hindered our views but we will be sure to do it again on a clearer day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did the hike up to the falls, and that was plenty challenging enough for me. At times, you are climbing up boulders, though never far from the ground. Beautiful falls. Be aware that the black flies are a problem once it warms up for the day.

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Cherryfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Gate opens at 6 a.m. Get there closer to 5 if possible to get a good parking spot . . . worth it. the trails are strewn with various sized round granite rocks like bad acne on a teen-ager's face. So the trail distance info is deceiving. (e.g. it is 3.3 miles from Roaring Brook to Chimney Pond, but it... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Likes: Amazing hike up the mountain. Breath-taking beauty. Dislikes: by the end of the hike, you will hate rocks of all shapes and sizes. Lots of boulders and rocks everywhere. Wear good hiking shoes. We found poles to be helpful with this hike.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Due to a recent knee surgery we didn't attempt the summit. The trails and area are great all around!

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Calais, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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