Saddle Trail to Baxter Peak

HARD 2 reviews
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Saddle Trail to Baxter Peak is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Northeast Piscataquis, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3576 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
2 months ago

My very first summit in the Appalachians, this trail took us about 11 hours with lots of stops for photos and snacks. It has one rough scrambling area but in general it's one of the most gradual and forgiving of the Katahdin trails, good for beginners looking for a challenge!

hiking
4 months ago

This is the most popular route up Katahdin. Great hike. Took us 10 hours on the dot. Hit the trail at 7:20 am, checked out at 5:20 pm. Amazing views from the top. The weather changes quickly - be ready for anything!