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Mount Katahdin, Millinocket

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Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Maine at 5267ft. Named Katahdin by the Penobscot Indians, which means "The Greatest Mountain", Katahdin is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park. It is a steep, tall mountain formed from a granite intrusion weathered to the surface. The flora and fauna on the mountain are typical of those found in northern New England.Katahdin was known to the Native Americans in the region, and was known to Europeans at least since 1689. It has inspired hikes, climbs, journal narratives, paintings, and a piano sonata. The area around the peak was protected by Governor Percival Baxter starting in the 1930s. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and is located near a stretch known as the Hundred-Mile Wilderness.The mountain is commonly called just "Katahdin", including by Baxter State Park in official publications. The official name is "Mount Katahdin" as decided by the US Board on Geographic Names in 1893.GeographyKatahdin is in Baxter State Park, which is in east central Piscataquis County, about 25mi northwest of Millinocket. It is on the drainage divide between the East and West branches of the Penobscot River and is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Hiked to the highest waterfall in baxter state park. It was beautiful. Hike was a little hard for beginners.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Views are breathtaking. Definitely worth your time. If you are not a hiker, I would recommend researching which trail would be best for you & making sure you bring enough water. The trails are well ma...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Do not underesrimate this climb. It is 4000 vertical which after climbing, is a lot of vertical downhill! It is also not a walk but a scramble around a lot of big boulders. It was fun but more than we...  more »

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