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.
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."
--Greg Westrich, Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Tom Seymour, Hiking Maine (Falcon Guides).
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