Hunt Trail

HARD 28 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.

9.3 miles
4212 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



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.

4 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.

11 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.

15 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.

18 days ago

1 month ago

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

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.

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!

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!

3 months ago

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8 months ago

Great finish to the AT trail.

10 months ago

11 months ago

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

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

Monday, July 18, 2016

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016