Encompassing 209,644 acres Baxter State Park contains it’s own mountain range of over 40 peaks and ridges including “mile-high” Mt. Katahdin. Managed by Baxter State Park Authority, the park hosts many incredible outdoor adventures unique to the region. There are over 220 miles of hiking trails from relaxed day hikes to challenging mountain climbs. Please note bicycling and snowmobiling are restricted to all roads in Baxter State Park, but are not permitted on trails.
DeLorme Maps: 56, 57, 50, 51
Water: None. Bring your own or purify as you go.
Cellphone Service: None
- Millinocket to Togue Pond Gatehouse – 18 miles
- Togue Pond Gatehouse to Matagamon Gatehouse – 46 miles
- Matagamon Gatehouse to Patten via Shin Pond and Route 159 – 26 miles
Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Mountain Climbing
when to visit
Baxter State Park is open year round. Visit the website for updated information on road closures and campsite availability dates.
Mount Katahdin Trailhead Maps:
- Trailheads Base Map
- Trout Brook Farm
- South Branch Pond
- Katahdin Lake
- Roaring Brook
- Abol Trail
- Kidney and Daicey Pond Area
Baxter State Park Trail Information:
- Abol Trail
- Hunt Trail (Appalachian Trail)
- Helon Taylor Trail
- Dudley Trail
- Cathedral Trail
- Saddle Trail
- Knife Edge Trail
- Hamlin Ridge Trail
- Chimney Pond Trail
Baxter State Park Campgrounds
- Campgrounds Map
- Campgrounds Information – Includes season dates, number of lean-tos, tent sites, bunkhouse capacities, cabins and group sites.
Winter Use Map – Winter activities in the park include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, ice climbing, snowmobiling and camping.
Mt. Katahdin – Information about the climb, where to stay, links to maps and additional resources.
Friends of Baxter State Park – Independent citizen group created “to preserve, support and enhance the wilderness character of Baxter State Park.” An excellent site that hosts a wealth of information about the park, services and features.
Camping in Baxter State Park – From rustic cabins to remote backcountry sites.
Mountaineering & Technical Climbing – Information about alpine and wall climbs, rules and regulations.
64 Balsam Drive
Millinocket, ME 04462