Bag three peaks in virtual solitude in the middle of summer on this gem atop Baxter State Park in Maine.
Find complete solitude and expansive views on one of Baxter State Parks lesser known and lesser traveled loop hikes.
This old 11.1-mile carriage loop is a family-friendly adventure complete with lakes, streams, easy walking, and beautiful ocean vistas. Open to cyclists and hikers.
See ospreys, harbor seals, and great blue herons on this 11.3-mile paddle past coves, sheltered islands, rocky coast, sandy beach, and a lobster/ice cream shack.
Take in craggy seaside views from the summit of 1,532-foot Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic coast, on this 4.4-mile loop.
Ascend Acadia’s second tallest peak on this 4-miler, which features panoramas that stretch from rocky coastal shores to a distant blue Atlantic horizon.
On this 7.8-mile hike-and-scramble in Camden Hills State Park, you’ll bag two peaks and earn million-dollar views of Penobscot Bay’s craggy coastline.
This 3-ring loop circles through forest and alongside stone walls to the park’s namesake summit, offering lots of Kodak moments-especially in autumn.
Moose tracks outnumber boot tracks on this secluded 8.4-mile loop through rolling farmland to a wooded New England pond.
Cascading brooks, seasonal wildflowers, and picturesque ponds highlight this 5.1-mile loop through the thick forests of Maine to two summits.
This 5.4-mile paddle runs two rivers past stretches of undeveloped land, ending just short of a steep rapid. Bonus: Explore side trails from the riverbank.
Big summit views, cascading waterfalls, and rocky overlooks highlight this 8.4-mile loop through the lesser-traveled forests of Maine s White Mountains.
Big climb. Big crowds. Bigger reward. This classic 9.8-mile route climbs the tallest peak in Maine, a hiking high point in every sense.
Paddle to an old military fort and visit several quaint Down East islands on this 6.8-mile trip around the rocky fingers of Maine’s coast.
This 10.3-mile dayhike traverses the rugged topography of Mt. Desert Island, leading to a broad summit high above an island-speckled sea.
A popular dayhike, this 10.9-miler traces the banks of Holly Brook, skirts the edge of a scenic pond, and reveals panoramic views from the top of Pleasant Pond Mountain.
Weave through old-growth stands of white pine and spruce on this 19.3- mile hike that tours four ponds and ends with a wet crossing of the Kennebec River.
Put your lungs and quads to the test on this 7.5-mile summit climb that crests South Crocker and North Crocker mountains–two 4,000-foot peaks with five-star views.
Summit climbs, mountain ponds, and panoramic views highlight this 15.5-mile hike in the Bigelow Range.
This rugged 21.6-mile route links five summits and passes a plague honoring the final section of the Appalachian Trail.
Connect four picturesque ponds on this 12.2-mile leg that rolls across wooded hills to the Sandy River. Watch for moose too.
This 12-miler climbs out of Black Brook Notch and connects a string of summits with far-reaching views of distant peaks and countless lakes.
You’ll tour the tops of three summits overlooking Grafton Notch State Park and visit a scenic waterfall on this 9.5-mile dayhike.
A stiff climb—you’ll gain roughly 1,300 feet in a mile—and an even steeper descent make this 8.8-miler a challenging daytrip.
You’ll trace the northern banks of Lake Hebron–a popular fishing hole–and climb the wooded slopes of Buck Hill on this 6.1-mile dayhike.
Follow the West Branch Piscataquis River through lake-dotted landscapes and old growth forests on this 17.9-mile hike—perfect for a long weekend.
This 53.2-mile section is wild and remote, stringing together the 100-Mile Wilderness to Mount Katahdin, the highest point in Maine and the northern-most point on the Appalachian Trail.
This classic 54-mile section travels through Maine’s infamous 100-Mile Wilderness where countless notches, summit bids, and old-growth conifers are just a few highlights.
Bag four summits on a weekend Northwoods traverse.
On the 24-mile shuttle hike up to the Moxie Bald summit, the Maine wilderness unfolds a dizzying array of flora and fauna, and panoramic lake, valley, and peak views.
Gather blueberries along a vista-packed loop in the state’s largest wilderness.
Summit three Acadia peaks on an 8.8-mile loop, passing overlooks of neighboring bays and island clusters along Maine’s coastline.
Explore the Appalachian Trail’s wildest stretch.
Ski (or snowshoe) hut-to-hut in the East’s wildest preserve.
Summit Maine’s highest mountain on this 10-mile loop in Baxter State Park.
Baxter State Park, Maine
This mile of heart-pounding mountain climbing is among the best 100 miles of trail in the whole national park system.
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