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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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Brunswick, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

But everyone already knows that. A rigorous and lengthy climb with spectacular views on a a good day. Also one of those things one must do if one resides in Maine or visits regularly for hiking. No question about it being worth the effort.

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North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Heaven on Earth and almost close enough to touch Heaven itself. Beautiful land, water, and sky. Loons cry and run across the top of the lakes like only a loon can.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Henry David Thoreau climbed Katahdin in 1846 and described the view of the lakes below as "a mirror broken into a thousand fragments, and wildly scattered over the grass, reflecting the full blaze of the sun.” That's the same view we can enjoy from the summit today. If you are a hiker or climber, Katahdin deserves a place high on... More

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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is lots of useful advice in the reviews here about climbing the mountain. The steep - four thousand feet - rise of the ridge from the Maine woods is what gives Katahdin its amazing grandeur and makes it such an unforgettable hike, But is also what makes it such a wearing climb. All the ways up are very steep... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This mountain is really special. I went up the Chimney Pond/Saddle route and came down on the Knife Edge/Helon Taylor route. Knife Edge was dramatic without being terrifying (in good weather)--know that the toughest part is the section farthest from the summit, over by Pamola Pk. That has some serious scrambling into and out of a notch. So in choosing... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I returned to Maine to attempt to summit Katahdin after last year's failed attempt due to weather. Fortunately, the weather was good, no rain but some clouds. We took the Chimney Pond trail to the Cathedral trail to the summit and then returned via the Saddle Trail to the Chimney Pond trail back to the trailhead. It... More

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wow! My family of 5 including 3 teenagers hiked/climbed the Hunt Trail in early August 2014. We waited one day to forgo the possibility of thundershowers while in the alpine in favor of the next day's forecast of no rain whatsoever (which panned out to be true). They are very serious about the parking reservations (do online), which are actually... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great staff at the park, the park is very primitive as in no cell coverage, pit toilets, and unpaved roads. This is not a national park. The staff here is very knowledgeable. And do know you need a parking reservation to get into the park to hike. I hiked up Hunt Trail on a Saturday and the trails were crowded... More

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I am planning to do a southbound hike starting from Mt. Katahdin and ending in West Virginia in 2015.I am so glad that I researched the area first so that I could see how to get to the trail and what challenges would lay ahead for me. It was also good to stop by the Appalachian Trail lodge and talk... More

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New Brunswick
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Absolutely loved the hiking trails which were easy for a newbie like my son and I. The downside was the very narrow dirt roads in which people drove like it was the Indy 500.

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