Kettle Pond Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

Elevation Gain331ft
Trailhead Elevation601ft
Elevation Min/Max595/646ft
Elevation Start/End601/601ft

Kettle Pond Trail

Kettle Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 601 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 331 feet. The Abol Beach Picnic Area picnic site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Abol Pond Trail, Caverly Pond Trail and Rum Pond Trail.

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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"The Kettle Pond Trail begins just north of Abol Beach. The trail skirts Abol Pond, then crosses the Tote Road. North of the Tote Road, the trail passes near several kettle ponds before ending at the Tote Road. This is a good hike for a quiet stroll to find wildflowers and mushrooms. Watch for deer and moose near the ponds and bogs. Across the Tote Road, the trail drops down off the esker. You pass several large boulders sitting in the woods. Notice that down off the esker, the forest is wetter and the trees mostly hardwoods. The elevation here is barely 600 feet above sea level. The trail passes several small ponds, some no larger than vernal pools." Read more

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Trail Information

Baxter State Park
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Baxter State Park
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DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map; Abol Pond; Baxter State Park.
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Dec 2018