Chimney Pond Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,348' 411 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,928' 893 m
Low: 1,580' 482 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)
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“A well-used, rocky trail with stunning views leading to a basecamp for the highest summit in Maine.”— Dylan Graves
Family Friendly A fun, beautiful and relatively easy trail for families.
From the end of the trail at Chimney Pond Campground, you can access Dudley Trail, Saddle Trail, or Cathedral Trail, all of which lead to the Katahdin summit (although Dudley's approach will be via the Knife's Edge). Be sure to check in at the ranger station before heading off higher on the mountain, however.
I would suggest bringing water and sturdy hiking footwear, because the trail can be pretty rocky and rooted at spots. In the spring, or after a rain, prepare to get wet! The trail can get pretty saturated pretty fast.
All in all, a great hike in a great place. It has great views of Katahdin and of the surrounding North Maine Woods!
Land Manager: Baxter State Park
Apr 22, 2019: East Lookout on Horse Mountain, Dudley, and Saddle trails remain closed…All other trails are open…Park Tote Road is closed between Camp Phoenix access road and Wadleigh Brook. Driving the complete Park Tote Road between the south and north gates is not possible at this time…