1-minute hike: Katahdin Hunt Trail in Baxter State Park

Difficulty: Very strenuous. The trail is 5.2 miles, one-way, and has an elevation gain 4,188 feet. The trail is extremely steep while traveling along Hunt Spur, a narrow, rocky ridge on the west side of the mountain. Many sections on the spur require hand-over-foot climbing. A few metal rungs embedded in rocks help hikers navigate […]

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 […]