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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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Hard hike, especially in the rain. So, so worth it. The views are spectacular and Katahdin is an experience you won't forget. Start out early, it's 8-12 hours return depending on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard hike, especially in the rain. So, so worth it. The views are spectacular and Katahdin is an experience you won't forget. Start out early, it's 8-12 hours return depending on how fit you are and what sort of weather you get.

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Hallowell, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 Peak. We stayed the night before and night after at Katahdin Stream Campground, which in... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I hiked into Chimney Pond from the trailhead at Roaring Brook campground. It's 3.3 miles each way, with a 1400 foot elevation gain. The whole trail is rock and boulder strewn and requires a good level of fitness to complete. Most people find this easy as it's just the approach to the real mountain climb where you... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying this hike is very intense. Worth it but intense. We took the abol trail which is a way to go without needing to do knives edge to get to baxter peak. The abol trail is newly cut below tree line due to a rerouting of the trail from landslide 2 years ago. This made even... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I wrote my detailed review on Baxter State Park. If you plan to take Knife's Edge.... read the reviews and take it seriously. We hiked from roaring brook to chimney pond/saddle/knifes edge/helon taylor.... a good sense of accomplishment and glad to have survived. Knifes Edge is only for the serious rock climbers. Round trip was 11 hours.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

After reading many reviews and watching countless youtube videos I hiked MK Sept 16th taking the Hunt Trail from Katahdin Stream Campground. We started our hike at 630 and its good thing we did bc of less daylight hours in Sept. The hike is a straight climb from the bottom (16 km total) with hardly any breaks on flat ground... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Hiked Abol trail to the top. Make sure you take extra water. Gloves for hands when climbing up rocks. Train before you go. Fabulous views.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A group of ten of us started out at the Hunt Trail at 7:00 AM and the park will provide slack packs for you to use on the trail. Bring at least 3 liters of water and some food to energize on the way up and down. It took our group 11 hours to summit and descend but it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Went up the Helon Taylor Trail and through Knifes Edge and finally down the Saddle and Chimney Pond trail. Highly recommend going this route especially if you take your time, you start seeing views and hitting peaks early on instead of toward the end of the hike. Reaching the Pamola Peak and going through Knifes Edge is all climbing and... More 

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