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Even the easy way isn't easy

We stayed overnight in Roaring Brook Campground so that we could start at dawn on the "least... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ardsley, New York
End Or Begining of The Appalachian Trail

Tried to climb this mountain 2 years ago. Hiked 9 hours in all and still had 2 miles to go to the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Kevin D
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Located at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail, the tallest peak in Maine stands at 5,267 feet.
Millinocket, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight in Roaring Brook Campground so that we could start at dawn on the "least challenging" route: Chimney Pond Trail to Saddle Trail. Chimney Pond is a straightforward woods trail, well maintained with bridges and boardwalks in some of the wet areas, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Tried to climb this mountain 2 years ago. Hiked 9 hours in all and still had 2 miles to go to the summit. My girlfriend told me she was exhausted and terrified. Plan to do it myself in 2019. Baxter State Park has limits each...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Mount Katahdin offers a plethora of opportunities for self-fulfillment. Just climbing the beast is a great accomplishment. The views are really incredible. A number of people hiked in and camped at the base of the steep ascent and that looked like a good plan to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KC_213
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Hubby and I hiked it Sept 20th. Weather was not in our favor. Visibility was nil. The hike over the rock scramble was tough. Was glad we wore gloves and had warmer clothing on as it was cooler near the top. The gloves helped with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Parking permit for the day we wanted to hike was full for the Roaring Brook camp Ground. Luckily we got in after 8AM We took Helon Taylor to Paloma Peak then Knife Edge to Baxter peak then we took the Saddle then Chimney Pond back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank NANCYD090212
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Summited Mt. Katahdin with my husband (Facebook: Monk on the AT). I met him at Thoreau Springs after taking the Abol Trail. It's a very rigorous climb, but worth the view. Be sure to get in shape before you go!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

I reserved 2 nights in a cabin months earlier (and still barely got the nights I wanted). We got to the park the night before our hike and got to the trailhead for Hunt at 6:15ish a.m. We were told the parking lots filled up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Becky U
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I've climbed every mountain over 4000' in the northeast and I have to say that Katahdin is one of the best. Amazing! Keep in mind, though, that you need a parking permit for the three trailheads and that those are limited each day... check the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank David K
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I last viewed the Great North Woods wilderness from Baxter Peak in 1951 & 1952 climbs. To experience the expanse again at 87 and obtain water from a remote lake where my Canadian lumberjack great uncle drowned in 1886, I flew by float plane with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I was almost frightened into not doing this hike after reading many of the reviews, but I am very glad that I did it. The biggest challenge was getting the parking permit. And this is what determined which trailhead we took. We drove to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Madison R
27 July 2017|
Response from Excursion644568 | 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
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.