Doubletop Mountain Trail is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Directions from Millinocket, ME: Travel approximately 15 miles north on SR 11 to reach the Togue Pond Gate. Bear left and travel about 12 miles to the Foster Field Picnic Area. Make a left which travels to the Kidney Pond Campground. Immediately after the bridge there is a trailhead on the Right. The trail says it leads to Slaughter pond, but links up with the Doubletop trail about a mile in. Ascent is best from this end as it is very steep. After ascending to the South Peak the trail runs along a ridge for a short way before tucking back into some conifers on the way to the North peak. The trail from the north peak leads to the Nesowadnehunk Campground. about 7 miles up the tote road.
it was my 23rd birthday and first ever solo hike along with my first solo camping trip. it was by far the best experience of my life. I think I have found a new birthday tradition!!!
did this at the age of 8 or so
wonderful views and lots of moose droppings. would definitely do again
Great hike! In the woods for the two first hours, part along and literally inside a brook, before a really steep rocky way up... which is definitely worse the effort: the view is just tremendous!
Great hike with great views, very steep coming from the south end.
Decent hike if you are in the park and looking to do something other than Katahdin. Pretty good steeps near the top. Good plateau at the peak for lunch. Great view of Katahdin.