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.

Russell Pond Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

"Scenic, pleasant out-and-back hike to a campground at a remote pond. Good views of Katahdin from the northeast. An overnight stay at Russell Pond is necessary. Special attractions: Unusual views of Mount Katahdin from north and east.

Moose, for which the park and much of Maine are justly famous, are common at Russell Pond. It is possible to see seven or eight moose at one time; in July cows with calves are sometimes seen. A camera is essential."

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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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Sep 2018