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Mount Katahdin

Millinocket, ME
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One of the few unspoiled places

Since they turned the White Mountains of New Hampshire into a commercial venture, you need to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew H
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JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Absolutely breathtaking! Just beautiful a must see ! We hoped to see a moose but only saw wild... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
judyb2153
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“saddle trail” (21 reviews)
“knife edge” (26 reviews)
“baxter peak” (17 reviews)
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Millinocket, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 August 2017

my husband and I survived knife edge! we had hiked the mountain 3 prior times and had decided we would finally do this trail. unexpectedly the weather forecast changed while we were hiking and we found ourselves in the midst of wind and rain (making...More

1  Thank hstoklosa
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Hiked to the highest waterfall in baxter state park. It was beautiful. Hike was a little hard for beginners.

1  Thank sar8158
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Views are breathtaking. Definitely worth your time. If you are not a hiker, I would recommend researching which trail would be best for you & making sure you bring enough water. The trails are well marked. Enjoy!

Thank Sonya N
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Do not underesrimate this climb. It is 4000 vertical which after climbing, is a lot of vertical downhill! It is also not a walk but a scramble around a lot of big boulders. It was fun but more than we expected for an eastern peak.

1  Thank guidebookwriter2
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I attempted hiking to the top of Katahdin two weeks ago. Made it one mile from the top and turned around because of a nasty thunder storm that rolled through. Thunder storms come up often and often unexpectedly. Be ready! Also, the hike was tougher...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 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 5 July 2017

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

2  Thank Bonnie B
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Madison R
27 July 2017|
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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
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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
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Lynda F
1 March 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.
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