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Mount Katahdin

Baxter State Park, Piscataquis County, Millinocket, ME
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Snowmobiling, Hiking
Owner description: Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Snowmobiling, Hiking
Owner description: Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267 feet.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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266 reviews 266 reviews
217 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wow! Such an amazing trail. Great scrambling, great views,meeting AP finishers. A once in a lifetime hike.

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falmouth ma
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a tough hike. Do not attempt unless you have hiking experience. There is no easy trail up this mountain. It takes a long time to climb. The reward is one of the finest views anywhere!

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a very challenging hike (especially if, like us, you're a bit old!) but it is absolutely worth the effort. This is not a walk to be taken lightly, it will take a lot of effort and nerve and you may get back to the car-park feeling pain in all kinds of places. But it will have been worth... More 

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