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Mount Katahdin

Millinocket, ME
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Favorite place in the world

While this is the most beautiful place on earth and one of the best adventures ever, hiking to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Difficult climb.

Beautiful place with tons of waterfalls. Rocks, roots and not much flat ground. I would suggest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie B
New Portland, Maine, United States
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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this is the most beautiful place on earth and one of the best adventures ever, hiking to the top is not for amateur hikers. You need to go with experience under your belt. Once you get to the top, you won't want to leave!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place with tons of waterfalls. Rocks, roots and not much flat ground. I would suggest bringing hiking poles to help keep some of the pressure off your knees. The gate does not open until 6am and there will be a long line of cars...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helen Taylor trail to Palmoa Peak, then crossed knife's edge. Strenuous but amazing and EVERY hiker should do it once in their lives. Don't be scared by the rumors about it. Was not half as bad as it sounds.

Thank Sunora P
Reviewed 24 February 2017

But well worth the effort. Great views, great challenge, quite simply the best hike in the Eastern US.

1  Thank Joe O
Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you are looking for challenge this is must do hike . As an experience hiker this is probably hardest day hike trip you can possible do in the northeast coming from someone who has hiked Mount Washington and Mount Mansfield . Just make sure...More

2  Thank evanschwartz102
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Climbing the mountain was a challenge. I was concerned that I might have problems with the new plate and pins in my ankle but they fared well during this test drive. The view from the top was amazing. definately something worth while to do

Thank dan3048
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Mt. Katahdin is an amazing collection of peaks and trails to challenge everyone. The views are priceless, but take the commitment and level of required preparedness seriously.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Knife edge is my favorite trail, like walking along the top of the world, amazing views, but they are all great. It's worth the effort.

Thank rustymidcoastMaine
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have hiked most all of New Hampshires 4000+ footers but this mountain takes the cake. Every way up is challenging and most trails are more technical then anything else in the northeast. Not for the faint of heart, but one for the bucket list.

1  Thank patiopaco
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This mountain has been calling my Boyfriend and I for months and months. I started exercising earlier in the year but I don't think I did enough. I turned 36 just a few days before we mad the climb up the Hunt Trail to Baxter...More

7  Thank Jennifer S
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Ann W
17 March 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
Lynda F
28 February 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.