Moosehead Lake includes Sugar and Farm Islands and most of the shore in Days Academy and Kineo Townships. There are numerous boat access campsites on the shore. Hiking trails provide visitors access to the spectacular views from the summit of Mount Kineo. Boats may be launched at several locations on the lake including Lily Bay State Park and Rockwood.

hiking
3 days ago

Tough and rewarding although the mountain was fogbound for most of our trek. The first mile elevates slowly through the forest and then begins the "ups". Rock staircases lead to boulder climbs and then more rock "ups". When you reach the plateau you are only a mile to go.
We descended the Abol which was through a precipitous rock slide. The wet weather slowed us down as we were being extra careful. My colleague completed the entire AT with this hike so, it was especially memorable.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike, even though had to turn back before reaching summit due to difficulty for one in my party. It's definitely a tough, but rewarding hike. Looking forward to returning to finish.

hiking
14 days ago

We hiked the Hunt trail up to the top of Katahdin late July, 2017. The trail was pretty flat at first, turning into bouldering after about a mile. With the exception of one or two places, the bouldering was mostly non-technical, but one cannot pick up much speed either. It took my husband and I about 4 hours to get to the top. My teenager sons got up there in 3 hours. It was a lot of fun. We took the Abul trail down, which took us about 3 hours (and 2 hours for the boys). I would recommend that loop. We had the boys getting the car for us at Hunt trail head, which was about 2.3 miles away from the Abul trail head. Note that you need to reserve a parking permit to hike Katahdin. We did not do that but got there at 5:00am to wait in line (we were second in line). The park has some parking permit spots available to give out to people like us.

17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

An unforgettable journey. As others have said it's more exposed then I initially thought and I really liked that.

camping
1 month ago

I thought it was a very nice trail, however many of the other people were dehydrated and cramping up. So I recommend that you bring plenty of water, and a water filter.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was the hardest hike I've done to date, and I've hiked in almost every national park in the US. You need to be prepared before embarking on this - bring plenty of liquids and enough snacks to keep up your energy because you will need it! The first mile or so is pretty easy but things pick up quick after that. A long section of going uphill and boulders, then some climbing up a steep section using rungs, then a really intense section climbing up a steep peak, etc. Every time you think you've made it, you realize there is more. But once you get to the peak, you will feel amazing! The views are incredible! And going back down isn't all that easy either!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail, amazing views! Lots of bouldering and a bit exposed although many in my party liked that part.

2 months ago

Well maintained trail. NOT a trail for first time hikers. Plan on a lot of scrambling at the top. I recommend making sure you have layers!

hiking
3 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

Great finish to the AT trail.

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

this was the most intense hike I have ever experienced couldn't have been better with Mark, Greg, and Jeff.

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Great views, and because it's part of the AT you get to see hikers finishing it up. Have to climb up some boulders and use rails, which makes it more exciting.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Grate time don't recommend taking your 3 year old

on Hunt Trail

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016