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dblack Cathedral Trail

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,150' 655 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,122' 1,561 m
Low: 2,971' 906 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 38% (21°)
Max Grade: 75% (37°)

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A classic Katahdin class II/II+ scramble that rewards you with excellent ridgeline views.

Ryan Gibbs

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The Park has the right to close trails based on weather. Check in at Chimmney Pond for trail status before hiking.

No children under the age of 6 permitted

Description

This trail is the shortest climb from Chimney Pond to Baxter Peak. The trail itself is 1.5 miles one-way (1.7 miles to Baxter Peak) and the elevation gain to Baxter Peak is 2,353 ft. To reach the peak, take a left onto Saddle Trail once you've reached the ridge for an additional 0.2 miles.

It is very steep climbing over three large rock buttresses. The climbing is almost all above tree line. There is no water on this trail.

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Stay on trail to avoid damaging delicate and rare alpine plants.

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Jul 22, 2016
Jenna McCarthy
3h 00m
Aug 11, 2014
Dylan Graves
The campground ranger challenged me to best his time (0:52). I obviously missed the mark. 1.8mi — 0h 58m

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