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Mount Katahdin via Hamlin Ridge

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Baxter State Park

Mount Katahdin via Hamlin Ridge is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 13.5 miles Elevation Gain: 4,967 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Stellar views, cliffs, and wilderness. A long and grueling hike that you should be in shape for. Great for anyone that wants a scenic trek up to Katahdin from Roaring Brook, but does not wish to cross the Knife's Edge. The portion of the hike along Chimney Lake Trail can get very muddy, slippery & wet. The climb up Hamlin Ridge has many large boulders you will have to scramble along. There is a section of fairly streep scree along Saddle Trail. The views atop Mount Katahdin are beautiful from all 360 degrees.

hiking
Sat Sep 03 2016