Doubletop Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

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Doubletop Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 1,299 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,466 feet. The Kidney Pond Campground camp site is near the trailhead. Doubletop Mountain (elevation 3,474 feet) can be seen along the trail.
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Doubletop Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 1,299 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,466 feet. The Kidney Pond Campground camp site is near the trailhead. Doubletop Mountain (elevation 3,474 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Slaughter Pond, Draper Pond Trail and Slaughter Pond Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Baxter State Park
Distance: 7.4
Elevation Gain: 5,466 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,299 feet
Top Elevation: 3,478 feet
Parks: Baxter State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1068/3478 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1299/1299 ft

Doubletop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Doubletop Mountain rises west of Nesowadnehunk Stream. The two peaks offer fine views across the valley as well as of Katahdin. Situated on the western boundary of Baxter State Park, you can see most of the park from the summit.

If you turn away from Katahdin, you can see across the lakes country south and west of the park. The middle section of the climb is very steep, but involves only a little rock scrambling. The easiest and safest route is to hike out and back from Nesowadnehunk Field; the trail from Kidney Pond is steeper and longer."

"Doubletop Mountain rises west of Nesowadnehunk Stream, across the valley from Mount O-J-I. The two peaks offer ?ne views of those mountains as well as Katahdin.

Situated on the western boundary of Baxter State Park, you can see most of the park from the summit. If you turn away from Katahdin, you can see across the lakes country south and west of the park— an endless sea of deep green punctuated with silver lakes."

"Rising like a giant prism on Baxter State Park’s western boundary, Doubletop’s ledge-scarred slopes and rocky summit outcrops are a formidable backdrop to this exhilarating northern New England hike."

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Jun 2018