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
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!
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