Little Wassataquoik Lake via Russel Pond Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Little Wassataquoik Lake via Russel Pond Trail is a 22.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New City, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
22.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
20 days ago

update: 7/21/18

Spent four days backpacking in Baxter State Park. Stayed one night at Russel Pond at lean-to 5 which is the most secluded, one night a Wassataquoik Lake lean-to then one night a Wassataquoik Stream lean-to. Hike out to Roaring Brook Campground where I parked.

backpacking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

A great place to spend a day is at Wassataquoik Lake prior to arriving at Little Wassatiquoik Lake. Make sure you go to Green Falls next to Wassatiquoik Lake. Rent a canoe ($1 per hr or $8 a day. Rentals are the honor system pay at Russell Pond) there is also a one person kayak, from Wassatiquoik Lake southern shore to the post with blue paint supported by rocks on the east lake shore. From here it is a short trip .1 miles to Green Falls. Fishing is fun if you know where to fish.