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Nahmakanta Lake to Nesuntabunt Mountain via Appalachian Trail

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Millinocket, Maine

Nahmakanta Lake to Nesuntabunt Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,587 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly







This is an easy to moderate hike with very little difficult terrain. The beginning of the hike can be a little muddy at the southern end of Nahmakanta lake. The trail follows the lake shore (much closer than the USGS maps show) then turns away from the shore and begins its first accent up a ridge on the eastern side of Nesuntabunt Mtn. Upon descending you will reach Wadleigh Stream and Wadleigh lean-to this is the last water source between here and the summit. There is also a great swimming hole here. From the stream the trail gradually climbs upward to the summit, on the way you will pass some interesting rock cliffs. In the summer notice the many varieties of fungus amongst the lush moss covered ground. The summit has a wonderful view of Nahmakanta Lake and Mt. Katahdin in the distance.

8 months ago

this part of the trail is how to get to the lean to. 2.7 miles. this trail was awesome

Wed Dec 19 2018

Excellent hike with great reward for the moderate effort.

Thu Sep 08 2016

View of Nesuntabunt Mountain is incredible, we camped there during our 100 mile of wilderness hike, best campsite of the week.

8 months ago