Mount Katahdin and Hamlin Peak Loop

HARD 8 reviews

Mount Katahdin and Hamlin Peak Loop is a 10 mile loop trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

On this loop hike you will climb all the peaks of tallest mountain in Maine, also the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Baxter Peak is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and is the high point of the state. In total you will be climbing 3 distinct mountains on this loop hike including a side trip to Chimney Pond nestled in the center of your alpine loop trip. All trail junctures have been detailed in this guide. If you want to fully appreciate Mt. Katahdin in all its glory, this is the loop hike to make. It can be done in one long day with an early start.

1 month ago

Summited Pamola, but the winds were whipping too much to risk Knife Edge and the conclusion. Like others have said, more climbing/scrambling than hiking; thick, gummy soles for boots helped. Still my favorite hike to date.

1 month ago

Was not prepared for the rock field, but still super fun despite the challenge.

5 months ago

Amazing

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

One of the premier hikes in the Northeast. I can't say anything that would do the Great Mountain justice, so I will keep it short. Also, the description states that it is 10 miles, but my app clearly tracked me at 12.1 miles.

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Monday, October 03, 2016

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016