Hunt Trail

HARD 21 reviews

Hunt Trail is a 9.3 mile 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4212 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

Directions from Millinocket, ME: Travel approximately 15 miles north on SR 11 to reach the Togue Pond Gate. Bear left and travel about 7 - 9 miles to the Katahdin Stream Campground. Begin on Owl Trail which forks onto Hunt Trail.

hiking
1 day 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 day ago

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

13 days 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
2 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

Great finish to the AT trail.

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Grate time don't recommend taking your 3 year old

hiking
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hiking
Friday, October 30, 2015

One of the most difficult and terrifying trails I've ever hiked, but also one of the most rewarding! Boulder scrambling, handrails, precipitous drops, tableland, and gorgeous views from the top.
Very sore legs at the bottom. A demanding 10 mile round trip.

hiking
Monday, August 24, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This was a beautiful way up Mt. Katahdin, but since I had expected to climb Chimney/Saddle, I found this one much more challenging than I'd planned. Our group actually climbed down the other side (Chimney/Saddle) and had our ride meet us there.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Hunt trail is apart of the AT, wicked cool hiking along others who are completing the long journey. I loved the challenge of rock climbing up and down this trail. It gives nice breaks after many steep parts. They waterfall was also very enjoyable to see twice. Katahdin filled me with emotion and pride.

hiking
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This trail and mountain will test you both physically and mentally. You will have nice views up to the sub-alpine. Then you will boulder up the ridge where you'll have breathtaking views on the way to the tablelands. When I arrived at the tablelands, for me, it was a bit emotional because the scenery was just so beautiful. From here you still have about 1.5 mi to the summit. It is fairly flat most of the way. This trail is tougher than Tuckerman Ravine. Helpful Hint: You may want to make a reservation at Katahdin Stream Campground (bring a water purifier).