Baxter Peak Via Cathedral Trail

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Baxter Peak Via Cathedral Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, ME that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

8.8 miles 3810 feet Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

Directions from Millinocket, ME: Travel approximately 15 miles north on SR 11 to reach the Togue Pond Gate. Bear right and travel about 8 miles to the Roaring Brook Campground. Begin on Chimney Pond Trail from beside the ranger's cabin. Hike approximately 3 miles to Chimney Pond Campground. Trail begins just west of the ranger's mountain cabin.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Unbelievably exhilarating and terrifying in spots. I'll do it again in a heartbeat!

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing hike. Was caught in freezing rain on my way up and still had the time of my life. I have to do this trail again!.

5 months ago

Amazing views of the Katahdin basin as you as ascend this steep and exposed ridge trail.

1 year ago

Amazing trail, if you're into being completely exposed while bouldering and being on all fours for most of the trail. This is one I'll never forget and dream of doing again!

hiking
3 years ago

Steep, rocky trail that will intimidate beginners. Other than one or two spots this trail isn't nearly as bad as it looks from Chimney Pond. And that's from a guy who has a fear of heights. Don't plan on going down this trail. It's really a bad idea. Beautiful views - nearly unmatched unless you do Knife's Edge.

hiking
4 years ago

WOW!! Awesome, Hiked this trail with snow and ice on it. Very,Very cool. Highly recommended.

hiking
6 years ago

hiking
6 years ago