Roaring Brook Nature Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain34ft
Trailhead Elevation1,481ft
Top1,486ft
Elevation Min/Max1474/1486ft
Elevation Start/End1481/1481ft

Roaring Brook Nature Trail

Roaring Brook Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 1,481 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 34 feet. Along the trail there is a picnic site. Near the end of the trail are a viewpoint, restrooms, a ranger station, and a view. This trail connects with the following: Russell Pond Trail.

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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"Roaring Brook Nature Trail is a short loop through the woods across Roaring Brook from the campground. The trail skirts the edge of a good-sized raised peat bog. You can ?nd pitcher plants and sundews growing in the sphagnum moss. From two bog board viewpoints, you have ?ne views of South Turner Mountain and Katahdin. From high on Baxter’s many mountains, you can look out across the forested country and see ponds, streams, and treeless areas that shine emerald green in the sunlight. These green areas are raised peat bogs. You could walk past one on a trail—a 100 feet through the woods—and never know it. Roaring Brook Nature Trail visits one." Read more

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Trail Information

Baxter State Park
Nearby City
Baxter State Park
Parks
DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 51; Katahdin Lake; Baxter State Park.
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Dec 2018