Hiking in Maine, located in the northeastern U.S., is known for its jagged and rocky coastline, as well as its dense forests and spectacular waterways.
Maine is home to Acadia National Park, America's oldest east of the Mississippi, which features old carriage roads and rough-and-tumble trails around weathered granite peaks, giving its 2 million annual visitors a taste of life beside the sea.
Mount Katahdin in Maine marks the northern terminus of the 2,184-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, which extends to Springer Mountain in Georgia.
The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Maine.
These 9 difficult hikes will challenge even the toughest backpackers.
The federal government is considering changes to national monuments around the country. Hike these trails to get a ground-level view of what's at stake.
Acadia National Park
Test out one of the most notoriously difficult trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
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.