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76 mi 123 km of trail 3 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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Featured Hikes in Baxter State Park - 3

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Favorite Katahdin summit from the Saddle Trail
Difficult

Katahdin Loop

20.0 mi 32.2 km • Loop • 4,980 ft Ascent 1517.96 m Ascent

(10) Patten, ME
Favorite Morning on Lower South Branch Pond. with permission from Laura Sebastianelli
Difficult

The Traveler and South Branch Mountain Loop

13.4 mi 21.5 km • Point to Point • 5,438 ft Ascent 1657.58 m Ascent

(2) Patten, ME
Favorite Looking south on Wassataquoik Lake from the shelter.
Intermediate

Wassataquoik Lake

22.5 mi 36.2 km • Loop • 1,360 ft Ascent 414.46 m Ascent

(1) Patten, ME

Trails in Baxter State Park - 20

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4.9 mi 8.0 km #1Hunt Trail
Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Difficult
4.9 mi 8.0 km Millinocket, ME 12 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #2Saddle Trail
Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Difficult
2.1 mi 3.3 km Millinocket, ME
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Cathedral Trail
Extremely Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Extremely Difficult
1.1 mi 1.7 km Millinocket, ME
1.0 mi 1.5 km #4Dudley Trail
Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.5 km Millinocket, ME
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Hamlin Ridge Trail
Difficult
Patten, ME
Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Patten, ME
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Knife Edge Trail
Extremely Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Extremely Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Millinocket, ME
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7North Basin Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Millinocket, ME
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Center Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Patten, ME
2.7 mi 4.4 km #9North Traveler Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Patten, ME
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Chimney Pond Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Patten, ME
2.9 mi 4.7 km #11Abol Trail
Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Millinocket, ME
7.1 mi 11.4 km #12Russell Pond Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Patten, ME
Easy/Intermediate
7.1 mi 11.4 km Patten, ME
8.8 mi 14.2 km #13Pogy Notch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
8.8 mi 14.2 km Patten, ME
3.0 mi 4.8 km #14Helon Taylor Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Millinocket, ME
13.6 mi 21.9 km #15Wassataquoik Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
13.6 mi 21.9 km Patten, ME
3.8 mi 6.1 km #16Wassataquoik Stream Trail
Intermediate
Patten, ME
Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.1 km Patten, ME
8.1 mi 13.1 km #17Northwest Basin Trail
Difficult
Patten, ME
Difficult
8.1 mi 13.1 km Patten, ME
4.3 mi 7.0 km #18South Branch Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
4.3 mi 7.0 km Patten, ME
3.9 mi 6.3 km #19Traveler Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Patten, ME
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Patten, ME
0.9 mi 1.5 km #20Baxter Peak Cutoff Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Millinocket, ME

Photos of Baxter State Park - 40

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Sandy Stream Pond panorama 10/13/17
Sep 24, 2019 near Patten, ME
Morning on Lower South Branch Pond. with permission from Laura Sebastianelli
Feb 29, 2016 near Patten, ME
Katahdin summit from the Saddle Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Millino…, ME
Looking down on Wassataquoik Lake from the north end of lake. Shelter is in the small penninsula on the right of lake.
Aug 22, 2017 near Patten, ME
Looking south on Wassataquoik Lake from the shelter.
Aug 22, 2017 near Patten, ME
Talus field on Keep Ridge.  Helon Taylor Trail
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
The rocks along Keep Ridge
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
On the knife edge.
Mar 27, 2015 near Millino…, ME

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