North and South Brother Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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North and South Brother Trail is a 9.5 mile out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,618 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

views

no dogs

These are two peaks that can be climbed relatively easily on the first afternoon of entering Baxter State Park. The trail between the two peaks is very eroded and needs repair but the views of Katahdin from the top make up for it. Although South is technically shorter than 4,000 feet it is included in the Northeast 111ers because surveys at the time thought it was over.

hiking
29 days ago

This is a nice hike. I hiked the Matston trail to the north Brother summit and back. I didn’t do the south Brother loop.

Several water crossings, but I was able to rock hop to maintain dry boots. Also, there were several blowdowns. All were easy to pass under, over or around.

Great views from the top.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Baxter doesn't allow dogs. Did you see dogs here? I'd hate for people to travel all the way out there with a dog only to get turned away.

5 days ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, January 22, 2017