North Peaks

Millinocket, Maine

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The hike follows Chimney Pond Trail, then climbs the incredibly steep Hamlin Ridge. The sides of which drop away almost vertically. You have spectacular views in every direction. From Hamlin Peak, you descend to Caribou Spring, then cross a series of loose-rocked summits arrayed atop North Basin’s nearly vertical headwall. These summits are collectively known as the North Peaks. From the fifth peak, the trail turns north and descends across a series of knobs to tree line with fine views. When most people think of Katahdin, they think of Baxter and the other peaks around the Great Basin. Everyone wants to climb Maine’s highest mountain and stand atop the iconic mountain.
Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park

by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

The hike follows Chimney Pond Trail, then climbs the incredibly steep Hamlin Ridge. The sides of which drop away almost vertically. You have spectacular views in every direction. From Hamlin Peak, you descend to Caribou Spring, then cross a series of loose-rocked summits arrayed atop North Basin’s nearly vertical headwall.

These summits are collectively known as the North Peaks. From the fifth peak, the trail turns north and descends across a series of knobs to tree line with fine views. When most people think of Katahdin, they think of Baxter and the other peaks around the Great Basin. Everyone wants to climb Maine’s highest mountain and stand atop the iconic mountain.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Millinocket
Distance: 14.0
Elevation Gain: 3,621 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8-9 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer maps 50 and 51; Mount Katahdin and Katahdin Lake; Baxter State Park.
Driving Directions: Directions to North Peaks

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Apr 2018