Russell Pond Trail

Baxter State Park, Maine

Elevation Gain1,872ft
Trailhead Elevation1,480ft
Elevation Min/Max1295/1712ft
Elevation Start/End1480/1480ft

Russell Pond Trail

Russell Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 1,480 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,872 feet. Near the trailhead there are restroom, a picnic site, and a ranger station. The Russell Pond Campground camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Wassataquoik Stream Trail, Wassataquoik Lake Trail, Chimney Pond Trail, Pogy Notch Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Roaring Brook Nature Trail, Whidden Pond Trail, Sandy Stream Pond Trail and Roaring Brook Campground.

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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"Russell Pond is a backcountry campground in the Wassataquoik Valley in the center of Baxter State Park. The hike to Russell Pond is relatively ?at, but interesting. From Russell Pond, you can day hike to Wassataquoik Lake, Deep Pond, Caverly Lookout (the only climb on this four day trip), Grand Falls, Ledge Falls, and Russell Pond itself." Read more

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Pretty much my favorite hiking trail in the world. Spring time and fall time are just magnificent. The various types of trees, the streams, the wildlife (moose, lynx, spruce grouse, snowshoe hare, squirrels, beavers, black bears, myriads of birds and deer). That's just along the trail in! Russell Pond itself is a gem! Highly recommended! -Kasey @

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Trail Information

Baxter State Park
Nearby City
Baxter State Park
Skill Level
Baxter State Park Authority
Local Contacts
Mount Katahdin, Katahdin Lake, Wassataquoik Lake, and The Traveler; Baxter State Park.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018