Tag Archives: Baxter State Park

1-minute hike: Katahdin Hunt Trail in Baxter State Park

Difficulty: Very strenuous. The trail is 5.2 miles, one-way, and has an elevation gain 4,188 feet. The trail is extremely steep while traveling along Hunt Spur, a narrow, rocky ridge on the west side of the mountain. Many sections on the spur require hand-over-foot climbing. A few metal rungs embedded in rocks help hikers navigate […]

1-minute hike: The new Abol Trail, Katahdin, Baxter State Park

Difficulty: Very strenuous. The 3.4-mile trail is steep and extremely rocky. Sections of the trail require hand-over-foot climbing over boulders. The trail leads to the Hunt Trail about 1 mile from Baxter Peak, the summit of Katahdin. Therefore, if hiking to the summit, the hike out-and-back is 8.8 miles. How to get there: Travel on […]

Where in the woods am I? Doubletop Mountain

Kenny Browning, Elena Lillian Hennessey, Kate Castonguay and Denise Thomas won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for Doubletop Mountain in Baxter State Park in July 2014 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: My legs are a bit sore today after hiking a fairly tall Maine mountain over the weekend. See if you recognize the mountain […]