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Katahdin Hiking Trip

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Katahdin Hiking Trip

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Workshop Description

Katahdin is the iconic hike in Maine and the famous location of the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The prominence of this mountain is stunning, the views are spectacular, but the real beauty of this hike is its relentless physicality: it's a true hiker’s hike.

Join Maine Sport as we aim to summit Katahdin, in the very best fashion . . . with two spectacular overnights in one of New England's best and most-coveted campsites, the epic campground at Chimney Pond. We’ll overnight in the Chimney Pond bunkhouse before and AFTER making the ascent of Baxter Peak. Depending upon the capability of the group, we’ll either loop across Pamola Peak and tackle the famed Knife’s Edge or ascend the Saddle or Cathedral trails and retrace our path back down to Chimney Pond.

Maine Sport will provide round trip transportation, a registered Maine Guide, two nights lodging at the Chimney Pond Bunkhouse, and two backpackers’ dinners and breakfasts at Chimney Pond.

  • Day One: Meet at Maine Sport in Rockport, drive to Baxter State Park and hike up to Chimney Pond where we'll make camp and prepare dinner. 
  • Day Two: Ascend Baxter Peak,  top out on Katahdin, and descend back down to Chimney pond for a well earned celebratory meal. 
  • Day Three: Hike out from Chimney Pond  to Roaring Brook and drive back to Rockport.

Please note that the minimum age to participate is 16.

Minimum Number of Participants: 4
Maximum Number of Participants: 8

More about Maine Sport Outfitters

For nearly fifty years, Maine Sport has been recognized as the premier destination for outdoor gear, clothing, and backcountry expertise. Our registered Maine Guides lead outdoor experiences that expand your horizons – and your skills. With passionate instructors, inspiring destinations, and activities that cater to all skill levels and abilities, we’ve lead thousands of people onto the water or into the woods to connect with nature and all of its rewards.

More about Chimney Pond Bunkhouse

Established in 1938, Chimney Pond is one of the most popular campgrounds in Baxter State Park and one of two backcountry campgrounds in the Park. Chimney Pond provides day hiking access to all Katahdin peaks. Please note that the beds are wooden bunks, so please bring a sleeping mat. Also, there is no running water, so please be prepared to bring/filter your own.

This workshop includes:

  • 2 Night Lodgings at Chimney Pond Bunkhouse
  • Round trip transportation from their Rockport locations
  • Instruction by two Registered Maine Guides
  • Backpackers Dinners and Breakfasts at Chimney Pond
  • Hiking snacks provided for Day Two lunch

Not included: Transportation to the initial meet location in Rockport and lunch on days one and three.

Frequently Asked Questions

What about transportation?

We’ll meet at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport and transit to Baxter State Park together.

What should I pack?

Katahdin can be all four seasons any time of the year so pack appropriately.  Sturdy hiking boots are a must as the trail is exceedingly rocky.  A synthetic base layer, synthetic insulating layer and rain gear are a requirement. Maine Sport will provide an equipment list.

What happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate?

Maine Sport does not usually cancel trips due to inclement weather.  Forecasts of lightening or severe weather, will result in a cancellation.  All refunds will be in the form of the original transaction. Maine Sport is not be responsible or liable for other expenses incurred by the participant as a result of such a cancellation.

Do I need a lot of hiking experience?

Experience level is modest. The days are relatively short— only four plus miles a day — but the hiking/climbing is strenuous, so participant should be in good shape. Slow and steady will be the way to go.

Cancellations

The payment is 50% refundable in the event you have to cancel, as long as the cancellation is made 21 days before the trip. After that time, your payment is non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled due to weather reasons. Alternately, 100% of your payment will be refunded if a replacement can be found prior to the trip.

COVID-19

Please refer to the CDC website for the latest guidance on COVID-19 and travel.

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