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Mount Katahdin

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Address: Millinocket, ME
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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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Superb hike

What a superb hike. Spectacular amount of fun. Beware, coming down will be the hard one! The fun is getting up there, the summit is good and coming down is less pleasureful. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint John, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climbed Helon Taylor trail to Pamola Peak. There is definitely no water, so bring lots. We had a very hot day and didn't have enough. There's supposed to be water if you come down Saddle to Chimney Pond (our original plan), but weather turned nasty so we went back down the same way we came up, so we didn't have... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a superb hike. Spectacular amount of fun. Beware, coming down will be the hard one! The fun is getting up there, the summit is good and coming down is less pleasureful. Very nice way to spend part of your day.

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Cedar Falls, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the lean to's in Chimney Pond with the purpose of hiking Mt Katahdin. Taking the Cathedral Trail is not easy, though the 7 year old & the 13 year old twin boys had an easier time of it than the adults. Mt Katahdin is a special mountain. So beautiful & rugged. Chimney Pond is an... More 

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1 Thank JennyJoline
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the challenge of climbing up this mountain. It put my skills to the test. The trail was very well maintained, and the views were spectacular!!

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just summited the mountain for a second time this past weekend. This time I took the cathedral trail up the mountain and would highly recommend it to others.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read and heard all kinds of different stories about Mount Katahdin. What we found was a challenging climb, even for those of us who were quite fit and well-outfitted. But it was doable and well worth the effort. In our group the youngest was 18 and the oldest 55. Everybody found it challenging. Bring lots of water. We... More 

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2 Thank RikThurnheer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have hiked there many times. I recently hiked the hunt trail for my 60th birthday. So many places to explore in the park you can spend a month.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are prepared, do Cathedral and do the Knife Edge. I've done a lot of hiking, but nothing like this below 10,000 ft.

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friend Bob made it to the top - 11 hours, 4 up and 6 down. He had hiked with his children on the Southern end and in the middle and then jumped to the end. Four others in our party turned back when it got too windy to be fun any more.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely difficult hike; more difficult than you expect. The rocks and boulders are relentless. We covered over 3700 feet of vertical. We planned on 10 hours; it took 12 hours. But, oh, what a hike! First, the views, endless in many directions for hours of the hike. Second, the summit is fantastic, views in every direction. And last but not... More 

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