Katahdin is the grandfather of Maine mountains, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. From Katahdin Stream Campground, the trail heads northeast paralleling Katahdin Stream, and ascends at a moderate grade through mixed forests and open areas. This trail is the final 5.2 miles of the Appalachian trail going northbound, and where many of the thru hikers end their journey. You start with the Chimney Pond Trail in – the first few miles on this trail into Chimney Pond are brutal, if you hate the slow ascent like I do. Mount Katahdin's Saddle Trail - Baxter State Park Hiking & Scenery Hiking on Baxter State Park's Mt. Katahdin via The Hunt Trail. It’s hard to describe the way Katahdin’s bulk dominates the landscape without actually seeing it for yourself. Katahdin Dudley, Knife Edge, Saddle Trail Loop is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Millinocket, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. Once on top of Saddle is was a decent climb to summit of Katahdin. 1.1: At the junction with the Owl Trail continue straight on the AT. Mount Katahdin Date of Hike: 9/4/13 Helon Taylor Trail: 3.2 miles / Knife Edge: 1.1 miles / Saddle Trail: 0.8 miles / Northwest Basin Trail: 1.0 miles / Hamlin Ridge Trail: 1.5 miles / North Basin Trail: 0.3 miles / Chimney Pond Trail: 3.1 miles Chimney Pond to Baxter Peak, the "easier" way. The Saddle Trail – Katahdin is probably the “easiest” trail up. If you’re hiking for the day and not staying at the park overnight, there are multiple trailheads at which to park and begin the hike, all of which require online reservations (parking areas are capped at a certain number of vehicles). Media in category "Saddle Trail (Mount Katahdin)" The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. Near the headwall, it steepens for a short ways and becomes mostly easy Class 3 up to the saddle.

From the junction, Abol Trail descends south down a rough slide area (Abol Slide); Baxter Peak Cut-off heads north across the Tableland to the Saddle Trail and the Hunt Trail continues east across the Tableland a distance of 1 mile to Baxter Peak. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until August. The route heads southwest and is mostly Class 2 for about a mile or so through a narrow trail cut through the trees. Originally added by Kristen May.

Heading west from Chimney Pond Campground the trail ascends through fir and spruce and in ¾ mile, crosses a brook. “ Katahdin summit from the Saddle Trail ... Saddle Trail 2.1 mi 3.4 km. Beginner’s Guide to Katahdin.

3.0: Begin the steeper, exposed, scrambling portion of the climb. Katahdin is the grandfather of Maine mountains, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Rangers Jen and Susie were very helpful. Katahdin.

Looking down upon Chimney Pond (the closest pond) and the … From the Katahdin summit, this is the view of Hamlin Ridge.

Between the two of us, we have spent many days and nights in Baxter State Park over the years and we have hiked almost every trail on the mountain. It’s hard to describe the way Katahdin’s bulk dominates the landscape without actually seeing it for yourself.

Additional Parents; Saddle Trail; Images (5) Climber's Log Entries (8) Comments Additions & Corrections Page Type: Route Lat/Lon: 45.90440°N / 68.9228°W: Route Type: Scramble: Time Required: Half a day: Difficulty: Class 2/3: Sign the Climber's Log! Mount Katahdin: Climbing Mt. If you’re hiking for the day and not staying at the park overnight, there are multiple trailheads at which to park and begin the hike, all of which require online reservations (parking areas are capped at a certain number of vehicles). Dad and daughter climbed Katahdin's Baxter Peak (5,268 ft) via the Chimney Pond, Cathedral, and Saddle Trails (total R/T appx 10.5 mi) on September…

Katahdin is challengingly but doable with training and planning!
Mount Katahdin and the Knife Edge Trail.

Rated 5.0 /5 based on 1 customer reviews 10.4 Miles Total - 5000 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail Save Review Upload. Keeping an eye on the weather on our descent down the Saddle Trail.