1-minute hike: The new Abol Trail, Katahdin, Baxter State Park

Difficulty: Very strenuous. The 3.4-mile trail is steep and extremely rocky. Sections of the trail require hand-over-foot climbing over boulders. The trail leads to the Hunt Trail about 1 mile from Baxter Peak, the summit of Katahdin. Therefore, if hiking to the summit, the hike out-and-back is 8.8 miles. How to get there: Travel on […]

1-minute hike: South Turner Mountain in Baxter State Park

Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. The hike up South Turner Mountain is 2 miles from the trailhead at Roaring Brook Campground to the summit, and the second mile is very steep. The total elevation gain is just over 1,600 feet, according to the Baxter State Park Authority. How to get there: Travel on I-95 to Exit 244. Turn […]

Baxter State Park begins $100,000 effort to relocate Katahdin’s Abol Trail

The Baxter State Park Authority recently approved a $100,000 project to relocate the Abol Trail, a popular hiking route up Mount Katahdin that closed earlier this year due to a rock slide that resulted in hazardous conditions for hikers. Late in the winter, debris began moving on Abol Slide, forming an unstable debris field.  “Boulders were continually falling and sliding all […]