Hunt Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

Elevation Gain4,296ft
Trailhead Elevation1,068ft
Elevation Min/Max1068/5259ft
Elevation Start/End1068/1068ft

Hunt Trail

Hunt Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 1,068 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,296 feet. The Gateway (elevation 3,701 feet) cliff and the Katahdin Stream Campground camp site can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Baxter Peak (elevation 5,266 feet). This trail connects with the following: Appalachian Trail, Abol Slide Trail, Owl Trail, Knife Edge Trail and Saddle Trail.

Hunt Trail Reviews

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Best trail to Baxter Peak. Many & varied views--Penobscot River valley, hills around Mt. Katahdin, a small water fall, many lakes & Cadillac Mt. (on crystal clear days). Trail surface is mostly good, except for the long stretch of climbing over & around BIG boulders. The view along that stretch more than compensate for the effort. The entire trail is moderately strenuous. My 8 yo daughter (a born hiker) enjoyed it. I did it again when 64 yo (the most enjoyable of my many, many ascents). Pack plenty of water & clothing for ALL weather conditions. The summit can be 45F or so with gusty winds while the trailhead is 75F and calm. Worse, days that start gloriously frequently turn rainy. Whatever the weather, the Hunt Trail is always enjoyable if one comes well prepared.

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Trail Information

Baxter State Park
Nearby City
Baxter State Park

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Dec 2018