Moosehead Lake and Hundred Mile Wilderness Regions:
Hiking Guide to the Moosehead Lake Region
This day hiking guide is compiled by Destination Moosehead Lake, the local Chamber of Commerce.
Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit: mooseheadpinnaclepursuit.com
The Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit is a collection of six hikes in the Moosehead Lake region. One of these hikes, up Whitecap Mountain, follows the Appalachian Trail (please note that access to the Whitecap trailhead requires a vehicle with high clearance).
Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary: maineaudubon.org/visit/borestone
Borestone Mountain is a popular hike near Monson (it is also one of the six Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit hikes).
Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Woods Initiative:
Map of trails accessed via the Katahdin Iron Works Road:
Map of trails in the Roach Ponds area:
As part of its Maine Woods Initiative, the Appalachian Mountain Club is developing a network of trails on 70,000 acres of land it owns in the Hundred Mile Wilderness region. AMC trails accessed via the Katahdin Iron Works Road connect with the Appalachian Trail.
Gulf Hagas: www.northmainewoods.org/ki-jo-mary/gulfhagas.html
(map available at www.northmainewoods.org/images/pdf/gulf-hagas-map.pdf)
Gulf Hagas, a slate gorge with a series of spectacular waterfalls, is accessed via an official A.T. side trail.
Baxter State Park: baxterstatepark.org
The northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail is atop Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument:
Information from the National Park Service: www.nps.gov/kaww/index.htm
Information from Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters: friendsofkatahdinwoodsandwaters.org
This national monument, located to the east of Baxter State Park, was established in 2016.
Northward from the Katahdin Region:
International Appalachian Trail (Maine Section): www.internationalatmaine.org
The Maine segment of the I.A.T. begins in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument east of Baxter State Park and extends northward to the Canadian border crossing near Fort Fairfield.