Barrell Ridge

Baxter State Park, Maine

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Barrell Ridge is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 1,798 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 298 feet.
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Barrell Ridge is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 1,798 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 298 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Baxter State Park
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 298 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,798 feet
Top Elevation: 2,081 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Barrell Ridge
Parks: Baxter State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1798/2081 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1798/1798 ft

Barrell Ridge Professional Review and Guide

"Barrell Ridge’s long open summit offers extraordinary views of the surrounding country—lakes, ponds, rocky mountains, and the endless North Woods. The trail passes across open ridges with views and blueberries.

Barrell Ridge runs northwest to southeast, separated from North Traveler by Dry Brook’s steep valley. The mostly open summit offers, in the words of one of the trail signs, extraordinary views. The Middle Fowler Pond Trail climbs steadily from South Branch Valley through mature hardwoods. After a short, steep climb, you reach the shoulder of Little Peaked Mountain. Hardwoods give way to evergreens. The trail slabs around, then follows a relatively flat ridge top."

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May 2018