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Mount Katahdin

Millinocket, ME
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Soooooo Beautiful!

We did not hike to the top but we hiked all over down below and loved the views, the fall leaves... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Kaye N
Provo, Utah
We Did It But It Is NOT Easy!

My husband and I have done pieces and parts of the Appalachian Trail over the past several years... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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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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“saddle trail” (22 reviews)
“knife edge” (25 reviews)
“chimney pond” (39 reviews)
Millinocket, ME
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We did not hike to the top but we hiked all over down below and loved the views, the fall leaves, the ease of some of the hikes, the coolness of the air - everything! It's nice to know this is an area that is...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I have done pieces and parts of the Appalachian Trail over the past several years, including the beginning/end in Northern Georgia. We were taking a trip to New England and decided to hike up Mt. Katahdin on the Hunt Trail (AT) to...More

4  Thank lauriem535
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Hiking Katahdin was one of the best experiences of our lives. No matter what trail you hike it will be long and grueling. First time Katahdin hikers here and thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It took us a while because we felt the need to snap...More

Thank Dadootdoot
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Love the Abol trail- if you are an experienced hiker this is for you. Great rangers, excellent experience.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went up Chimney Pond to Cathedral to the summit, then over Knife's Edge and down Helon Taylor. I went with a group of college athletes, all in very good shape, and Cathedral and Knife's Edge are extremely serious "hikes." I say "hikes" because they...More

Thank LBaum2014
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We hiked the Hunt Trail, a challenging but rewarding 5.2 mile hike to Baxter Peak from Katahdin Stream Campground. The first section of the trail is a steady gain through the trees that includes beautiful views of Katahdin Stream Falls. Over half the hike is...More

1  Thank CurtisJoelTravel
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The Hunt trail is the last 5.2 mile of the Appalachian trail from Georgia. It’s a good, steep trail going up that I would not recommend going back down. The first mile is actually pretty flat for the first mile, then the steep climb begins...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Since they turned the White Mountains of New Hampshire into a commercial venture, you need to go north to Baxter if you are looking for a beautiful hiking trail. Beautiful and worth the travel time. For serious hikers.

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking! Just beautiful a must see ! We hoped to see a moose but only saw wild turkeys. But it was a great place to check out

Thank judyb2153
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I did this walk in 1983 and it is still one of the best and most memorable adventures ever. It was mid fall and the colours were brilliant. We fortunately took some meagre supplies like Peanut butter Sandwiches and Trail mix, extra socks and T-shirts....More

Thank ScambusterSZ
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Madison R
27 July 2017|
Response from | 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
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.