Cranberry Pond Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

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Cranberry Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 620 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 143 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
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Cranberry Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 620 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 143 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Baxter State Park
Distance: 1.3
Elevation Gain: 143 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 620 feet
Top Elevation: 649 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Cranberry Pond Trail
Parks: Baxter State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 612/649 ft
Elevation Start/End: 620/620 ft

Cranberry Pond Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Cranberry Pond is a beautiful little pond ringed by a dense mat of sphagnum moss and cranberries. Bog plants such as pitcher plants are common. The trail to the pond passes through a hardwood forest with a varied understory. You pass Rocky Pond near the trailhead. The hike can be extended to include Togue Pond, some interesting wetlands, and a stand of mature red pines.

Cranberry Pond is a small, roundish pond rimmed by rafts of thick sphagnum moss and cranberries. Pitcher plants and other bog denizens are common. A short board-walk leads across marshy ground to the edge of the pond. The hike begins across the Tote Road from the Kettle Pond Trailhead. You descend to the shore of Rocky Pond. The trail passes through a hardwood forest with varied understory. A good hike for spring wildflowers. In no time, you reach the boardwalk that heads out to Cranberry Pond."

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May 2018