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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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Stunning View Draws the Eye

I was only in the area for a couple days to raft the Penobscot River, but I will definitely be coming back to climb Katahdin. The mountain was continually in view as we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Matthew U
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Sevierville, United States

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Sevierville, United States
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was only in the area for a couple days to raft the Penobscot River, but I will definitely be coming back to climb Katahdin. The mountain was continually in view as we were rafting and I've hiked many sections of the Appalachian Trail. I just didn't have the time to climb Katahdin on this trip because the rafting went... More 

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Arlington
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Climbed Mount Katahdin 25 years ago and then again this July (2016). We went up the Hunt Trail both times,which is the longer more popular trail. However, this time when we got below the boulder fields leading to Baxter Peak, several of the rungs embedded in the rocks were missing. Some in our party had to turn around because they... More 

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Millinocket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not for the weak of heart or someone who is not active or does not exercise. Very hard climb. Stay on this marked trail and dress appropriately. Proper foot wear or you pay the price at the end of the climb.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike up on the AT is difficult, but beautiful. The tablelands is like few other places on the planet. In peak season the trail is like a highway and the peak is stuffed with hundreds of people. Early or late season is best if you can make it work.

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Presque Isle, Maine
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Natives know it as “The Great Mountain.” This glorious mountain (the tallest in Maine) offers challenging ascents to the peaks of well known Baxter, South, and Pamola. The less clouted Hamlin peak still offers a great climb through Hamlin Ridge. Locals say it offers some of the best panoramic views of Northern Maine. Any ascent up this mountain is... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful scenery and not just at the top. However, the forest paths should be cleared of erosion impacts such as boulders. There's no need for that and prevents more of my family from joining us as it's even hard on my knees.

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On the move- military
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I planned to hike Katahdin to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We previously hiked in the Pacific Northwest with much higher mountains. That didn't help. I watched some YouTube videos of the various "trails" to the summit. The day we hiked was wet and cold. Because of the weather we changed our intended route to Saddle Trail for... More 

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Kittery Point, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail reminds me of a Dutch fairy tale i heard once about a boy who loved cheese so much that he joined the elves who were feeding him cheese but then they wouldn't stop no matter how full he was or how much he begged...no more cheese...then he woke up face down in a field alone with a mouthful... More 

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Montgomery, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked Mount Katahdin for the first time two days ago with my girlfriend. It was truly over the top. After reading up about the hike in the AMC Mountain Guide Book, acquiring two maps, and speaking to numerous park rangers, we still were not fully aware of the intensity of the trek. We camped at Katahdin Stream Campground in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Really challenging for us (being older and not in great climbing shape) and yet we were able to follow the trail and get almost all the way to the top and back . . . in 11 hours! So many beautiful views! Many types of climbing, from winding paths, to rock stairs, to climbing over boulders (sometimes hoisting ourselves up... More 

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