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Knife Edge beautiful but it kicked our behind ;)

Parking permit for the day we wanted to hike was full for the Roaring Brook camp Ground. Luckily... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NANCYD090212
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Rego Park, New York
Pretty cool hike!

Summited Mt. Katahdin with my husband (Facebook: Monk on the AT). I met him at Thoreau Springs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raquel B
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Bethesda
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Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267 feet.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking permit for the day we wanted to hike was full for the Roaring Brook camp Ground. Luckily we got in after 8AM We took Helon Taylor to Paloma Peak then Knife Edge to Baxter peak then we took the Saddle then Chimney Pond back...More

1  Thank NANCYD090212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summited Mt. Katahdin with my husband (Facebook: Monk on the AT). I met him at Thoreau Springs after taking the Abol Trail. It's a very rigorous climb, but worth the view. Be sure to get in shape before you go!

Thank Raquel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reserved 2 nights in a cabin months earlier (and still barely got the nights I wanted). We got to the park the night before our hike and got to the trailhead for Hunt at 6:15ish a.m. We were told the parking lots filled up...More

Thank Becky U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've climbed every mountain over 4000' in the northeast and I have to say that Katahdin is one of the best. Amazing! Keep in mind, though, that you need a parking permit for the three trailheads and that those are limited each day... check the...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last viewed the Great North Woods wilderness from Baxter Peak in 1951 & 1952 climbs. To experience the expanse again at 87 and obtain water from a remote lake where my Canadian lumberjack great uncle drowned in 1886, I flew by float plane with...More

Thank cmcgowan1931
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was almost frightened into not doing this hike after reading many of the reviews, but I am very glad that I did it. The biggest challenge was getting the parking permit. And this is what determined which trailhead we took. We drove to the...More

3  Thank Gayle G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our first attempt of Katahdin, we set out on a beautiful cool summer day after a rain. The hike up to Chimney Pond was relatively easy for the most part, although it was quite rocky and did get steep at times Because it had...More

Thank M_Ann_Nor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting at the gate is a race and a damn competition! To be close to first car in line you must plan on being there by 0500-0530, the gate opens at 0600. Apparently you have to make parking reservations at the Eastern part if the...More

2  Thank WayneWalkJr
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The weather prevented a massive hike but the thunderstorms of past days meant we saw a fantastic display of water at ledge fall definitely a falls to swim in on a hot day. We drove from the Matagammon gate through the park and for someone...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Parked at Abol, went up Abol to summit then back down Hunt and walked back to Abol parking. Took 10 hours. I prefer the other side (Chimney Pond) but this side offers different views but a more strenuous hike. Difficult to get in this time...More

1  Thank Jeffry H
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Madison R
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Excursion644568 | Reviewed this property |
They are all hard to be honest but your best bet will be to go up and down the Saddle trail. Some trails run into others but they will all get you there. I have done 6 of the trails and when my girls are old enough to do it... More
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Ann W
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
If you want to finish the last leg of the trip with him Katahdin Stream Campground is right on the AT. It takes the AT(known as the Hunt Trail) up the mountain. We stayed here last October and met several through hikers... More
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Lynda F
February 28, 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Many. The Hunt trail goes up past Katahdin Stream Falls,and if you head the opposite direction from K.S. campground you come to "Little Niagra" and "Big Niagra" both of which are impressive.
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