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Russell Pond Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
#18 of 42 trails in

Russell Pond Trail is a 13 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,246 feet Route Type: Out & Back




nature trips


bird watching



no dogs

15 days ago

Lots of river crossings. Some with bridges. Some rock hopping. And fording the Wassataquoik River. Lean tos are spacious and our spot was beautiful (leanto #5). Took a day trip to WassataquoikLake and fished for brook trout. Saw a moose at Russel Pond. Memorable trip.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The trail from Roaring Brook to Russell Pond is easy. There are a few small hills if you take the trail which is 7.2 miles, the trail is a little steeper is you choose to take the 6.8 mile trail. Canoe rentals are a first come first serve and are $1 an hour or $8 per day. There are also several lean-to and a bunk house for rent. This is a good place to stay and hike to the other ponds and lakes in the area. Moose are also a frequent visitor of the ponds in the are. **Check the weather, there is one stream crossing**

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

This is an excellent backpacking trip. This is about 7.5 miles in to Russell Pond from Roaring Brook Campground. Its is a moderate hike with at least one stream crossing. June 2013 we had for steam crossings sure to washed out backcountry bridges. Awesome scenery and plenty of picture taking opportunities for wildlife. Take a fly rod to catch some brook trout. You won't catch them on anything other than a fly. Reservations required as there are limited leantos and tent sites.

22 days ago

Friday, June 22, 2018

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