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Best trails in Millinocket

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Looking for a great trail near Millinocket, Maine? AllTrails has 49 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Peaks-Kenny State Park or Katahdin Iron Works, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 21 hard trails in Millinocket ranging from 2.6 to 20.4 miles and from 1,000 to 5,262 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Millinocket
Top trails (49)
#1 - Mount Katahdin and Hamlin Peak Loop
Baxter State Park
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Length: 11.5 mi • Est. 7 h 39 m
On this loop hike you will climb all the peaks of tallest mountain in Maine, also the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Baxter Peak is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and is the high Show more
#2 - Helon Taylor, Knife Edge, Saddle and Chimney Pond Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
Stellar views, cliffs, and wilderness. A long grueling hike. The Knife edge is very rugged in places - the chimney is almost a technical climb. The Baxter peak side of the knife edge is a boulder scShow more
#3 - Hunt and Helon Taylor Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 17 mi • Est. Multi-day
This steep and difficult trail loop summits Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park. This is the highest mountain in the state of Maine and a popular alpine hiking destination in northern New England. It'Show more
#4 - Abol Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Abol Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used fShow more
#5 - Hunt Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 17 m
Hunt Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#6 - Chimney Pond, Cathedral, Knife Edge and Helon Taylor Loop
Baxter State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
Please note: As of June 2019, the Dudley Trail portion of this trail is still closed. You can still hike to Baxter Peak, but you must hike the same way back. Extremely challenging trail with fantastiShow more
#7 - Chimney Pond Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
The trail features a classic glacial bowl with pristine mountain ponds as it gently ascends through hardwood forest eventually offering glimpses of the north basin. Some steeper sections exist but ovShow more
#8 - Baxter Peak via Saddle Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 47 m
Baxter Peak via Saddle Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#9 - Little and Big Niagara Falls via Appalachian Trail
Baxter State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Little and Big Niagara Falls via Appalachian Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Millinocket, Maine that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. ThShow more
#10 - Katahdin Dudley, Knife Edge, Saddle Trail Loop
Baxter State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
NOTE: The Dudley Trail is closed until further notice. This trail can still be done as an out-and-back, but you must plan accordingly. Please check here for more information: https://baxterstatepark.Show more
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