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Quick easy trail, awesome insights to the area history on the posters along trail.

Trail was moderate to difficult and a test of mental and physical endurance. We had inexperienced hikers in our group so we took the Saddle Trail up and back to Baxter Peak. Unfortunately I was not able to cross the Knifes Edge. We decided to stay as a group and everyone made it up and back thanks to our team leader Doug Hunt an experienced AT guide Took us round trip 12 hours. Highly recommend this hike. A memory for the history books

Spectacular views. Easy walk & fun to jump from rock to rock!

Steep. B’cse of poorly marked trail in early miles, general recommendation is ‘bear right.’ The trail is good.

Great for all ages

Back open

walking
4 days ago

Very scenic with great views of our he region.

As one other said earlier... we took this thinking it would be a shortcut to the bus stop from the the North Ridge summit. Wow!! This was definitely challenging. Very vertical many times. I would of felt a lot safer with gear. Even though I felt accomplished after finishing it without sliding off the cliff... I would not recommend it for beginners, children or dogs. There really should be a warning sign with this trail.

Took the Abol Trail on the west side of the mountain to the Knife's Edge Trail on the east side down to the campsite at the bottom of the east trails. Abol Trail was surprisingly steep in the middle and I almost slipped a few times where I would have probably fallen to my death. It was badass. The Knife's Edge is like something you'd see crazy people walking across in movies or YouTube videos. I highly recommend climbing this mountain. It was beautiful from all angles. I also met Miranda and Karissa, two really nice (and cute) girls who work at the park, at the bottom of the east sided trail head where they offered to give me a ride to the information center. A big thank you to them. :)

10/10

Only did Hunt trail up to Baxter peak and back down. Beautiful trail, I can't wait to get back

Absolutely beautiful place! Must visit if you’re in the area.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail. Nice and long (in reality, it only feels long)...good workout, good forest, even good meadows along the way for a break here and there.

Beautiful views but VERY crowded during daylight hours (and sunrise/sunset)

The waterfall is outstanding! Gorgeous hike.

5 out of 5 on awesomeness, and 5 out of 5 on difficulty.

I think this is a great hike; however, I think the map and the trail description provided are grossly inaccurate. We started from Katahdin Stream Campground in the morning with the goal of reaching Roaring Brook Campground in the afternoon. With this being a lollipop trail listed as 17 miles, one could expect that it would be roughly 8 to 9 miles to the campground. Being that we were camping overnight at Roaring Brook we took full packs. We didn't see a single other person on the trail with full packs and once we started to get to the rock scrambling we realized why. Also, the gatehouse attendant, park ranger, and every other hiker we came across strongly recommended that we avoid Knife's Edge with a full pack. Way too dangerous.

So we took the Hunt Trail all the way up to the summit of Katahdin, went down Saddle Trail, and took the Chimney Pond Trail to the Roaring Brook Campground. Total mileage per our Garmin's was 12.5 miles. We hitchhiked back to our car at Katahdin Stream Campground and got a hotel for the night because we were so spent and weren't going to attempt to hike back the next day.

Don't get me wrong the views were amazing and the trail is pretty cool, but the description provided above and the mileage listed are seriously inaccurate.

Took chimney pond to saddle trail to reach Baxter peak summit. The saddle trail is fun with rock scrambling and amazing views. Once I reached the ridge, it was very windy and it’s a gradual ascent to the peak across the ridge. Great views from the top and highly recommend the hike!

Insane views. This hike will test you physically and mentally.

17 days ago

going every year

Classic photo-op trail! Packed with touring groups and families. Great way to get the young ones excited about “next time hiking trip”

Accidentally went down this trail as we did not want to go back down the north ridge trail. I had no idea how difficult this trail was going to be! Three of us were wearing tennis shoes, one of which was my 10 year old son. There were several areas that were wet and we were concerned someone might slide down the mountain and die. A rope and grappling hook would have been very helpful. Make sure you have a helicopter on standby. It was a fun hike....after we got to the bottom and were able to reflect on the fact we were still alive and uninjured.

very easy trail.

trail running
26 days ago

**CLOSED All wilderness areas (trails to the peaks)** because of drought and fear of wildfires. Shorter trails in the immediate area are open. Beautiful area, will be back for the peak. Call to figure out when they re-open

hiking
28 days ago

love the falls, easy hike!

Beautiful trail

We used this trail to summit Cadillac and then used the South Ridge to descend. It was a difficult and technical climb, but that is what makes it fun. I would not recommend going down this way, and I definitely would not do this trail if it was wet. There are some points on the trail where if you fell you would be seriously injured, so wear good shoes. The crowds at the summit took away from the serenity of the experience compared to mountains like Pemetic that are less crowded. I would definitely do this hike again!

Very nice and easy walk, we met a group of 10 year old kids in a school trip.
Don't be lazy and walk to all 3 spots, the one at the end (the highest) has some amazing views of the entire area.

A fun little walk with your dog!

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful falls area with many different views. It was quite exciting to trek down to the basin and wade around it! Rock jumping and exploration is fantastic here! Hike is fairly simple to all views and locations! Can’t wait to take my pups back!

1 month ago

Great view!!! Must see! Gorgeous

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