Doubletop Mountain Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Doubletop Mountain Trail is a 13.4 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.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,704 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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.

1 day ago

We started at the North trail head and hike up to the first peak only. The hike started well enough, fern lined and picturesque. After you pass the stream about 1.5 miles in, the trail becomes incredibly steep with giant rocks and steps to make. We took lots of water breaks and breathing breaks and made it with no real problems. The smell of sun soaked balsam was our reward for toughing it out, as the trees became a bit shorter and the sun poked through more frequently. The thick moss on the boulders surrounding the trail was enchanting, and finally we popped up a rock, around the corner and there we were on the summit.

We sat at the top for lunch and had fantastic views of the western side of Katahdin. We decided that we had no need to go to the second summit point even though it was SO CLOSE. (Playing in the water at The Ledges seemed more enticing.) The way down was much faster, although still very steep!

Lots of bug bites, but this IS Maine!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Beautiful place! Came extremely unprepared, just going for a lunch walk.. Unfortunately the last foot bridge / log was not secure to cross yesterday.. We will definitely be going back . Its one of the less populated trails. There were fresh bear tracks and poo on the trail. I'm a white mountain hiker.. the animals stay very hidden out there. I recommend gong towards the end of the season due to swarms of mosquitos in the beginning. The place is so magical. Someone put rose petals down every 3 feet.. really nice.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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!!!

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

did this at the age of 8 or so
wonderful views and lots of moose droppings. would definitely do again

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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!

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Great hike with great views, very steep coming from the south end.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

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.

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1 month ago

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Monday, October 03, 2016