Katahdin-Russell Pond Loop

Millinocket, Maine

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Leave behind the trod and trammeled trails of Katahdin for a hauntingly wild landscape of alpine plateaus, remote ponds, rushing rivers, and hidden valleys. Explore Baxter State Park to the beat of your own drum.
AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

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AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

by Matt Heid (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Leave behind the trod and trammeled trails of Katahdin for a hauntingly wild landscape of alpine plateaus, remote ponds, rushing rivers, and hidden valleys. Explore Baxter State Park to the beat of your own drum.

© 2014 Matt Heid/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Millinocket
Distance: 19.8
Elevation Gain: 4,500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2-4 Days
Local Contacts: Baxter State Park, 64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, ME 04462, 207-723-5140, baxterstateparkauthority.com.
Local Maps: AMC Maine Mountains Trail Map, Map 1: Baxter State Park–Katahdin (AMC Books)
Driving Directions: Directions to Katahdin-Russell Pond Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

3/22/2018
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This is my absolute favorite place in there entire world! I'd recommend going staying a night at Roaring Brook Campground, hike up to Chimney Pond via Chimney Pond Trail, then climb Dudley Trail to Pamola Peak, cross the knife edge, summit Baxter Peak and then cross the Table Lands (get Hamlin Peak - cuz it's there) then cross the table Lands, down Northwest Basin trail and stay at Davis Pond your second night. Then hike down to Russell. Stay 2 nights there - you'll need to see Green Falls and hike that area. Wassataquoik Lake is beautiful! Then hike back to Roaring Brook via the Russell Pond Trail. You'll never forget it! I went when I was 8 years old and I never forgot it! I started going annually about 10 years ago. Trust me! Best, Kasey Marsters Fox-Trick Adventures foxtrickadventures.com



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