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Saddle Trail

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2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 2,264' 690 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,239' 1,597 m
Low: 2,975' 907 m

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Avg Grade: 21% (12°)
Max Grade: 61% (31°)

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An above treeline connection to Baxter Peak or Mount Katahdin summit.

Bryan Gagner

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A nice trail that takes you to the summit of Katahdin. When the Katahdin Loop joins the Saddle Trail, it does so halfway along it. Take the Saddle Trail up to the summit, not down to chimney pond. The final climb is a hard hike, but doable. It starts near the Caribou Spring and the end of the Northwest Basin Trail and continues to the summit, where it ends and The Knife Edge Trail begins.

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in Maine

#488

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Katahdin summit from the Saddle Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Millino…, ME
Knife's Edge on Mt. Katahdin, Maine
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
The mist is rolling in.
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
At the summit looking towards the Knife Edge and Pamola.
Mar 27, 2015 near Millino…, ME

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