The Hunt Trail is technically part of the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail. The trail ascends Baxter Peak, otherwise known as "Katahdin," which towers over the otherwise flat northern Maine landscape at 5,240 feet. Be prepared for rapid weather changes above treeline.
Trail length: 5 miles
Posted by LaFolie on October 1, 2011
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Reviewed by tomcat on August 21, 2016
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Other than the Knife Edge, the Hunt Trail is probably the second most technical approach to Katahdin. There are several sections of scrambling requiring hands and rebar is in place to help in a few sections. One on the ridge, there isn't really a trail, just a blazed rock hop along the narrow ridge and scrambling. The last mile traverses the Tableland on a large plateau above treeline with one of a kind views for the eastern US.
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Reviewed by LaFolie on October 1, 2011
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I hiked this trail with my brother as he finished his thru-hike of the AT. The views are unsurpassed. However, we weren't prepared for the unpredictable weather changes. The weather went from a cool and sunny 68 at the base, to a low 40s with 70 mph hour wind above the treeline. Be sure to take plenty of warm clothing. You won't regret hiking the Hunt Trail!
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The Hunt Trail
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