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Saddle Trail

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 5.0 (3)

An above treeline connection to Baxter Peak or Mount Katahdin summit.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

5,236' 1,596 m

High

2,935' 895 m

Low

2,300' 701 m

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0' 0 m

Down

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

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Description

A nice trail that takes you to the summit of Katahdin. When the Katahdin Loop joins the Saddle Trail, it does so halfway along it. Take the Saddle Trail up to the summit, not down to chimney pond. The final climb is a hard hike, but doable. It starts near the Caribou Spring and the end of the Northwest Basin Trail and continues to the summit, where it ends and The Knife Edge Trail begins.

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Land Manager: Baxter State Park

Shared By:

Bryan Gagner with improvements by Erin Carmean

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  5.0 from 3 votes

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#21

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Katahdin summit from the Saddle Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Millino…, ME
The mist is rolling in.
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
At the summit looking towards the Knife Edge and Pamola.
Mar 27, 2015 near Millino…, ME

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Jun 26, 2021
David Perkins
Jul 18, 2020
Alicia Hull
Used this up and down to Baxter peak. Time is for round trip 4mi
Aug 16, 2018
Victoria M
Jul 9, 2017
Tyler Neville
Sep 26, 2016
St Ly