ElevationAscent: 1,360' 414 m
Descent: -1,360' -414 m
High: 1,755' 535 m
Low: 1,250' 381 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A direct route to the Wassataquoik Lake shelter with views to the south.”— Brad Willis
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked
Family Friendly The shelters are very large and make a good place to make the kids feel safe. The trail is mostly gravel and grass along this route.
The next day, proceed to the shelter at the north end of Wassataquoik Lake using the Wassataquoik Lake Trail. This shelter is new as of 2016. Spend a day or two of solitude in this area. Listen to the loons at night. I consider this to be one of the better hikes in Baxter State Park in the lower elevations.
You can also proceed to a higher elevation at the north end of the lake and look down the valley to the south. In one of the pictures uploaded, it shows the peninsula where the shelter is located. You'll find lots of water and animals along this route—namely moose! The Knife Edge is second to none.
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