Slaughter Pond

Baxter State Park, Maine

Elevation Gain74ft
Trailhead Elevation1,072ft
Elevation Min/Max1062/1089ft
Elevation Start/End1072/1072ft

Slaughter Pond

Slaughter Pond is a hiking trail in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is within Baxter State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,072 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 74 feet. This trail connects with the following: Doubletop Trail.

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Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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"Slaughter Pond is a long, narrow lake fast against the rocky spine that connects Bean Hole and Moose Mountains. To get there, you hike past Draper Pond, cross Slaughter Brook, loop around Deer Pond, and hike through a beautiful, hardwood forest. There’s a small hill at the beginning of the hike; the rest is ?at. This hike is good for seeing wildlife. Slaughter Pond sits up against the crenelated ridge that links Bean Hole Mountain to Moose Mountain. Moose Mountain is one of those whose name was changed in 1999 to remove the word “squaw” from Maine place-names. Some maps refer to it as Moose’s Bosom Mountain, which is closer to the original name. From the Kidney Pond area, this mountain is the rounded hump west of pointy Doubletop Mountain."

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Baxter State Park
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Baxter State Park
DeLorme’s The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer map 50; Doubletop Mountain; Baxter State Park.
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