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    Five Ponds Trail

    Baxter State Park, Maine
    Distance6.3mi
    Elevation Gain2,178ft
    Trailhead Elevation693ft
    Top1,070ft
    Elevation Min/Max692/1070ft
    Elevation Start/End693/693ft

    Five Ponds Trail

    Five Ponds Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 693 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,178 feet. The Billfish Pond Tentsite camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Horse Mountain Trail, Trout Brook Moutain Trail, Lower Fowler Pond Trail, Long Pines Campsite and Round Pond Campsite.
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    Greg Westrich
    "The Five Ponds Trail loops around Trout Brook Mountain through a mostly hardwood forest. You pass each pond and cross a long, rocky esker. Two of the ponds have rental canoes you can use if you get a key from the ranger’s station at Trout Brook Farm. The ponds rest in a steep sided valley between rocky mountains. The Five Ponds Trail circumnavigates Trout Brook Mountain through a mostly hardwood forest. The first pond, Littlefield, is shallow and swampy. Young evergreens, like perfect Christmas trees, gather behind its boggy fringe. Next, you pass Billfish Pond, nestled in a shallow valley between Billfish and Horse Mountains. It’s named for William Fish, an early lumberman, and not reflective of the quality of fishing in the pond. It’s the largest of the five ponds." Read more

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    Baxter State Park
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    Baxter State Park
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    Moderate
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    DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 51; Trout Brook Mountain; Baxter State Park.
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