Wassataquoik Stream Trail
ElevationAscent: 312' 95 m
Descent: -112' -34 m
High: 1,534' 467 m
Low: 1,251' 381 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“This trail has a shelter, follows streams, and is a great addition to long loops.”— Brad Willis
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked
Family Friendly Shelters and fires are on this route with reservations required to use.
As mapped, the Wassataquoik Stream Trail heads east off Russell Pond Trail just past the crossing of Turner Brook. The trail follows a singletrack trail between Turner Brook and Wassataquoik Stream as it ever so slightly descends to the junction of these two streams. The trail crosses Turner Brook and after about 0.2 more miles reaches the junction of Grand Falls Trail which heads off to the north.
There is a shelter at this junction as well as the joining of Wassataquoik Stream and South Branch Wassataquoik Stream. This is a great place to stop and rest along the trail, and is an excellent overnight stop if one is backpacking.
From here, the trail continues south, following South Branch Wassataquoik Stream. The trail gently climbs the rest of its length and rejoins Russell Pond Trail after a total of 3.8 miles.
Plenty of water is to be found along this trail. Make sure all water is filtered (beavers) and adhere to Park rules and regulations. No tenting without permission or on designated areas. Beavers are everywhere and may provide challenges on the trail due to water covering trails. Fires are permitted at all sites along the trail in the fire rings provided. Please go to the Baxter State Park website for further information on times and reservations needed for entry into the park.
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…