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Baxter State Park is over 200,000 acres of wilderness and public forest. Water: Water in Baxter State Park is untreated and generally unprotected. No running water is available, you must bring your own drinking water or purify water from the streams, ponds, etc. This can be done a number of ways, such as boiling for a minimum of five minutes or the application of seven drops of iodine (from your first aid kit) per gallon of water. Bleach (Clorox) may be substituted for iodine. If you use a filter be sure pore size is 3 microns or smaller. Facilities: Facilities are rustic. Roads are unpaved. Electricity is not available in the Park. There are outhouses throughout the Park for bathroom facilities. Food, supplies or gasoline are available in Millinocket or private campgrounds on the way to the Park. Firewood: Firewood is available at roadside campgrounds in the Park for a minimal fee. As a protective measure against invasive insects that could damage the Park's forest, Park campers and visitors are not allowed to bring firewood into the Park.

Hiked this trail on our honeymoon in 2015. Very cool hike with great views.

12 days ago

We did the Hunt Trail up and down, and I have to say nothing prepared us for the amount of bouldering that we encountered. The boulders go on for miles. Bring plenty of food for energy!!! The summit is amazing and well worth it, just be prepared for the workout on the way up!

Nice trail - good way to get to cathedral or saddle trails.
Rocky, but then again the entire mountain is rocky - it is Maine, after all! Love it!

Baxter doesn't allow dogs. Did you see dogs here? I'd hate for people to travel all the way out there with a dog only to get turned away.

Sitting on peak now and it's amazing!!!

This is a hidden gem! It's an easy hike to Little Niagara Falls from the Daicey Pond Campground. Multiple waterfalls with pools to swim in ... So relaxing, great place to spend an afternoon!

Great hike, pretty heavy rock slides on the way to Coe; I do not recommend going down that way. Trail markers a bit faded and hard to find on the way to Coe. Lots of using all 4's to get around washed out trail, rock slides and boulders. Fun and challenging. Stunning views of Katahdin from North Brother.

1 month ago

We took Hunt trail up and down. Much harder than I thought it was going to be. We ended up coming down mostly in the dark. The boulders were tough and seemed to go on forever. Beautiful views at the top!

1 month ago

Amazing experience. My wife is less experienced so it took us longer than average time to complete, but it is well worth it. It's not only the trail, the mountain, but the people who make BSP and Milinocket a great place to visit. Will come back for sure and try other ways up, but will do the knife edge over and over again.

LOVED this trail! This was one of my first experiences with bouldering/scrambling and I really enjoyed the hike.

Amazing Hike, Make sure to reserve Parking!

Headed up Helen Taylor to Pamola Peak... Which fore warning descending and ascending back up to get to knifes edge was one of the most challenging spots just because you pretty much are rock climbing at points. No complaints but it is still towards the beginning of your hike, so if your prepared and have plenty of water it's weighing you down a bit through here..

I am weary about heights but love adrenaline so was pretty weary about knifes edge. But honestly it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. There were a couple spots that left me sliding on my butt, saying some words my mother probably wouldn't have approved of, but all worth it. About half way across it got foggy and white socked. No complaints from the guy who doesn't like heights. We made good time when we couldn't see the almost 5000 feet down haha. Not to mention the second half of knifes edge was much easier. Looking back at what we just came through, made me very grateful we took it in the direction we did.

We were going to take Hamlin Peak down, heard it had some epic views. But with the amount of fog, and the 2 hour drive home, we decided to save it for next time because we WILL be back.

Ended up taking the saddle trail back down, wasn't bad at all. Made it beside Basin Pond and to the lean-toos where the ranger warned of a young bear in the area. Well needless to say 100 yards down the trail we found him

First timer, won't be my last. Excellent, had everything thrown at you, you want it, this trail has it.

just hiked the new Abol Trail and loved it. weather was cool and rainy, so the views weren't the best, but a very rewarding climb. harder than I thought it would be. something for everyone.


Beautiful hike. Although when I went it was a bit cloudy, it was still amazing. most of the hike is rock scrambling. For me the mental toughness was harder then the physical. Knifes edge is beautiful but for someone who has a fear of heights like myself, it was a bit difficult. A lot of post say that if you are scared of heights not to do it, but the feeling you get when you do something you never thought you could, is one that will last a lifetime so go for it! it takes a little over an hour to go across it...."Anyone can do anything for an hour"