North Traveler Mountain is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
Tough hike. Lots of bugs. Relatively short with a large elevation gain. Mixture of hiking through forest and open ground. Steep sections are often loose scree.
Easy start from the South Branch Pond campsite, up through forest to great views of the lakes on the first summit. But you are only half way there. Suggest stopping and turning round at that point. There's not much different from there on up, except bugs. Lots and lots and lots of bugs (we did the hike July 1st). The best places for views are also the worst places for bugs.
We were looking forward to lunch on the summit but it was miserable because of the clouds of insects.
The top of Traveler gives 360° views of the Maine forests. And the bugs. Lots of bugs.
Did this as part of the travelers loop. It is a hard hike with lots of loose rocks. Be prepared.