Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures Including Mount Katahdin

Hiking Maine's Baxter State Park: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures Including Mount Katahdin

by Greg Westrich

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Overview

From Grand Pitch on remote Webster Stream to the blueberry covered summit of The Sentinel to dozens of waterfalls and swimming holes on Howe Brook, Hiking Maine’s Baxter State Park is your source for detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for Baxter State Park’s best hikes. Also included are iconic routes up Katahdin, easy walks to ponds and wetlands where wildlife regularly feed, multi-day trips within the park, and hikes along the southern most section of the International Appalachian Trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493019007
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Series: Regional Hiking Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 646,627
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Greg Westrich is a freelance writer and editor. He has published more than forty articles in newspapers and magazines. He lives in Glenburn, Maine with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Dedication iv

Meet Your Guide ix

How to Use This Guide x

Map Legends xi

Before You Hit the Trail 1

Day Hikes 19

1 Horse Mountain 21

2 Trout Brook Mountain 25

3 Five Ponds Loop 30

4 Middle Fowler Pond 34

5 Barrell Ridge 38

6 South Branch Falls 42

7 Howe Brook Falls 45

8 The Traveler 50

9 Black Cat Mountain 56

10 Burnt Mountain 60

11 Dwelley Pond 64

12 Doubletop Mountain 68

13 North Brother 73

14 Mount Coe 77

15 Mount O-J-I 81

16 Slaughter Pond 85

17 Rocky Ponds 90

18 Celia & Jackson Ponds 94

19 Sentinel Mountain 98

20 Lily Pad Pond 102

21 Niagara Falls 107

22 Daicey Pond Loop 111

23 Foss & Knowlton Pond 114

24 Grassy Pond Loop 118

25 The Owl 122

26 Katahdin via the Hunt Trail 126

27 Katahdin via the Abol Trail 131

28 Little Abol Falls 138

29 Blueberry Ledges 140

30 Kettle Pond 145

31 Cranberry Pond 149

32 Rum Pond 152

33 South Turner Mountain 156

34 North Peaks 161

35 The North Basin 166

36 Katahdin via The Knife Edge 170

37 Roaring Brook Nature Trail 176

Backpacking Trips 180

38 Northwest Basin 181

39 Katahdin Lake 187

40 Russell Pond 194

Trail Finder 203

Hike Index 209

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