"Mount Katahdin area" Baxter State Park by johncudw

Baxter State Park Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 43 photos

Baxter State Park

This mountain is 5267 feet high and
is at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail which goes down to
northern Georgia.
Beautiful views from all along the trails.
Best seen in sunny weather.

Park contains moose that can be seen near the road
Entrance is near the town of Millinocket, Maine

Fog burning off on Togue Pond

This is a view from the base of the mountain, between the entrance to
the park and the trailhead. This kind of scene often happens
on cool fall mornings. The foliage turns earlier up here.
This was late September 1978

View from the top

This is a long hike - takes all day
Be sure to bring enough food and water. There is no
water on the upper reaches of this mountain - all bare rock

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:some of the nicest scenery in the Northeast
  • Cons:A long drive from most places
  • Last visit to Baxter State Park: May 1989
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sarahandgareth's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Glad you enjoyed our Baxter page. It's an amazing place!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2008 at 7:32 AM

    Awesome opening photo!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2006 at 4:42 AM

    phenomenol photos! You must be an accomplished hiker to have taken these pics. Good job.

  • irishgalmtl's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2006 at 3:25 PM

    Hi there John & Gail, What a beautiful place. Very nice scenry absolutely breath taken. Donna;o)

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 11:40 AM

    Great tips! This is exactly what I want to do in Maine! The Knife edge doesn't look as scary as the park website makes it out to be, but we won't underestimate this mountain. Cool:) first comment on your page!

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