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Tried to climb this mountain 2 years ago. Hiked 9 hours in all and still had 2 miles to go to the summit. My girlfriend told me she was exhausted and terrified. Plan to do it myself in 2019. Baxter State Park has limits each...More
Mount Katahdin offers a plethora of opportunities for self-fulfillment. Just climbing the beast is a great accomplishment. The views are really incredible. A number of people hiked in and camped at the base of the steep ascent and that looked like a good plan to...More
Hubby and I hiked it Sept 20th. Weather was not in our favor. Visibility was nil. The hike over the rock scramble was tough. Was glad we wore gloves and had warmer clothing on as it was cooler near the top. The gloves helped with...More
Parking permit for the day we wanted to hike was full for the Roaring Brook camp Ground. Luckily we got in after 8AM
We took Helon Taylor to Paloma Peak then Knife Edge to Baxter peak then we took the Saddle then Chimney Pond back...More
Summited Mt. Katahdin with my husband (Facebook: Monk on the AT). I met him at Thoreau Springs after taking the Abol Trail. It's a very rigorous climb, but worth the view. Be sure to get in shape before you go!
I reserved 2 nights in a cabin months earlier (and still barely got the nights I wanted). We got to the park the night before our hike and got to the trailhead for Hunt at 6:15ish a.m. We were told the parking lots filled up...More
I've climbed every mountain over 4000' in the northeast and I have to say that Katahdin is one of the best. Amazing! Keep in mind, though, that you need a parking permit for the three trailheads and that those are limited each day... check the...More
I last viewed the Great North Woods wilderness from Baxter Peak in 1951 & 1952 climbs. To experience the expanse again at 87 and obtain water from a remote lake where my Canadian lumberjack great uncle drowned in 1886, I flew by float plane with...More
I was almost frightened into not doing this hike after reading many of the reviews, but I am very glad that I did it. The biggest challenge was getting the parking permit. And this is what determined which trailhead we took. We drove to the...More
For our first attempt of Katahdin, we set out on a beautiful cool summer day after a rain. The hike up to Chimney Pond was relatively easy for the most part, although it was quite rocky and did get steep at times Because it had...More
Response from Excursion644568 | Reviewed this property |
They are all hard to be honest but your best bet will be to go up and down the Saddle trail. Some trails run into others but they will all get you there. I have done 6 of the trails and when my girls are old enough to do it... More
They are all hard to be honest but your best bet will be to go up and down the Saddle trail. Some trails run into others but they will all get you there. I have done 6 of the trails and when my girls are old enough to do it, we will go by way of Saddle. Have fun!!!
Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
If you want to finish the last leg of the trip with him Katahdin Stream Campground is right on the AT. It takes the AT(known as the Hunt Trail) up the mountain. We stayed here last October and met several through hikers... More
If you want to finish the last leg of the trip with him Katahdin Stream Campground is right on the AT. It takes the AT(known as the Hunt Trail) up the mountain. We stayed here last October and met several through hikers. The trail is 5 miles, mostly straight up but the waterfalls are lovely.