Hiked in August of 2018, challenging peak. Worthwhile and would recommend to anyone looking for a challenging day

This was a lovely fairly short hike that was pretty easy. I’m not sure I parked in the right place but I still made it to my Destiination. I went in April and it was very cool and sunny. There is a small bridge that is a little precarious. The falls were beautiful.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Hiked August 2019. Great hike! Doing it again this summer. Such amazing views. I highly recommend this hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Summit is a magical place!

If you're time limited, or if you want to add another trail, this is a great one to take. Many viewing areas to stop along the way.

Whenever I bring friends for the first time to Baxter, I bring them here, especially during the fall months. The flowing water with the autumn foliage is absolutely beautiful.

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bugs
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Epic hike and real scramble to summit Katahdin. Bring enough water, food, and layers. Be prepared to have your breath taken away by the views. Work but worth it. And then the descent down Abol.

I did this via the Marston trail to get Mount Coe as well and loved it. Definitely do the Marston loop counter clockwise to avoid coming down the steep rockslide on Mount Coe.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Baxter Park here! Wanted to share some advice since the description of this drive is not very accurate. First of all, the road that goes between the North and South gate of Baxter State Park is called the Tote Road. The Tote Road is narrow, windy and contains pot holes. We ask all drivers to adhere to the strict 20 mph speed limit for your safety and the safety of our wildlife. Please note that the description posted here says that dogs on leash are allowed which is not true. Pets are not allowed in the Park (no, not even if you promise to keep Fido in the car the whole time). There is no cell phone service, gas stations, gift shops etc. along the road. It takes 2 hours to drive the full length. The road is open to snow sledding, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The Tote Road was not designed as a scenic drive and you will not get overlooks with sweeping views of Katahdin. It is a road that gives visitors access to our many trail heads. We hope that visitors will take the time to get out of their car and enjoy the sights from a trail! (Giving our road 4 stars because it is beautiful but the description posted here is highly inaccurate.)

hiking
7 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Went in mid-October and the colors were great. Mostly a wooded path with some openings at the water...excellent photos with the blue sky. I have no idea why this is rated moderate, it was basically flat and I would rate it as easy. Careful...no restrooms in the parking lot! Would definitely do this one again for a nice way to get out and enjoy nature.

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

10 PM and 2 beers in, my friend & I decided to hike Mt Katahdin via Saddle Trail in the morning, WOW! We started hiking at 9 am not knowing if we would be able to summit. The 3.3 mile hike to Chimney Pond was moderate, fairly rocky terrain. We heard mixed reviews about summiting Mt Katahdin due to possible snow/ice conditions. From Chimney Pond to Mt Katahdin took us 2.5 hours to cover 2.2 miles. To our surprise, our day went from hiking to on our hands and knees climbing huge boulders in a practical vertical accent. As insane as it was, we did always have good grips and we weren't falling or using microspikes! The wind at the top could wake up a dead person. It was a bit much. Never the less, we continued and proudly made it to the summit of Mt Katahdin at 2 PM. The views and picture with the sign were worth all the struggles! On the way down we heard moose calls! But did not see them. We returned to our car at 6:15 PM. If anyone plans on doing this hike in the next week before the park closes, give yourself plenty of time and bring head lamps as it gets dark around 5 PM. Overall it was a fun hike and we're glad we did it. For some perspective, my friend and I are avid New York State Adirondack Mountain Hikers, and we agreed this was the hardest hike we've ever done. We would recommend it though: bring headlamps, water, and a good attitude!

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

We started the day late and this was perfect for that. Not many on the trail, quick, easy. little muddy and rocky but overall good! pretty nice falls and mountain view! Entered at Daicey Pond campground

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blowdown
rocky
washed out
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Did this hike with my 21 year old son on August 6th, the most gorgeous day of the summer. Everyone else in the park was on Katahdin so we had the entire double top to ourselves. Not a lot of views on the accent but reaching the first peak and then hiking over to the eastern top was spectacular. 4-5 hours up n down. We drove up to Neosiwdahunk stream from Katahdin Stream campground and hiked from there. Post hike swim a must at the ledges.

Rocky start, beams over muddiest parts. went in the fall, cool weather, few bugs, not many people on the trail. few views of the mountains, only real views are the falls.

I just want to say how great Baxter sp is and how good the rangers are there. Hiked Oct 14. Drove from Acadia( way too crowded) Went up Helon across knife down saddle to chimney back to parking lot. We got robbed because it was so cloudy and windy at the peak but the knife's edge is fun regardless. If you go during this time bring extra layers. gloves and a hat. The wind was ferocious. The hike very strenuous, took 9 hours and we are experienced.

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bridge out
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

Climbing up all the boulders is the best part of this trail. We had a cloudy day, but had a break for a few minutes right around 4000 ft and it made the whole trip worth it. Coming back in better weather!

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