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“This is not for the faint of heart!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mount Katahdin

Mount Katahdin
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Millinocket
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267 feet.
Oakville, Canada
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115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“This is not for the faint of heart!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a hard climb- and even trickier passage if you choose to cross Knife's Edge. The weather can change on a dime- be prepared, be fit. I found this one of the hardest physical challenges I have done in a long time- read up on it, consider weather, be prepared to alter course if able. And did I mention what a thrill?

Visited August 2013
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Rustic, strenuous climb.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Terrific challenging climb with beautiful vistas. It's important that you're ready for the challenge as it is not an easy climb. Also bring warm clothes for the top of the mountain and heed the directions of the park's information and rangers.

Visited August 2013
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Farmington, CT
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54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best hike in the northeast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Mount katahdin is a challenging hike but worth the effort. I have hiked mount Washington and mount Mansfield and a katahdin tops them all.

Visited August 2013
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Whitefield, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hunt Trail Mount Katahdin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Hunt Trail is a great trail to go up. It is a 5 hour climb/hike to the summit. You should start by 6:00am. The hike is very strenuous but has many amazing views. Three of us went up as novices and very happy we completed. The way down was the toughest because your legs/feet are sore and feel wobbly and tired from hike up the mountain. But the soreness is well worth it. There are a couple of precarious places at the tree line area to get by. Use common sense and you will be fine. If you have not done the climb you do not know what your missing and boy what a sense of achievement once you have done it. I would highly recommend it for self confidence for anyone.

Visited August 2013
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Maginificent view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

to climb the mountain, you need to be there at 6 AM and be prepared to spend all day. The view from Chimney Pond Campground is WOWie factor! I mean it...wow, such a beautiful view. Very nice ranger! also people who hike on the trail are very friendly.

Visited August 2013
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