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Oct 4, 2012
Skiing at Granite
Hello Thy Fellow Adventure'rs,

I am looking at running a backpacking trip to Maine and was wondering if anyone had any solid loops/trails in mind. I am not familiar with the state of Maine since I am a born and bred Wisco man, but I am interested in getting to know Maine a little more intimately. I would like to do a coastal or inland loop/trail that could span any number of miles. I'm not too picky. If anyone knows of any higher altitude routes, that would be swell as well!

If anyone could shed a little light on my quest, it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Y'ALL!
David Christoffel
From Colfax, Wisconsin
Joined Oct 17, 2011
10 points
Oct 4, 2012
This hike is on my list for Maine...havent done it yet but seems like its worth the trip.
Knife Edge Trail- Mt Katadhin
From NY, NY
Joined May 8, 2010
106 points
Oct 4, 2012
Axes glistening in the sun
The Knife Edge kicks ass. Haven't done it in 15 yrs but was a blast.

Knife Edge Trail- Mt Katadhin
From Manitou Springs
Joined Feb 13, 2006
59 points
Oct 4, 2012
Katahdin knife edge is fantastic. Definitely need a head for heights and comfortable scrambling skills. There are several circuits you can do on that mountain to make several days of it. Accomodation at the shelters / lean-to's needs to be booked well in advance if you want to stay overnight. Not sure when you are Also being in northern Maine by October there is a good chance of snow, and for the winter months the access road is closed and the rangers will check you have proper gear. Simon L
From Hartford, CT
Joined Sep 9, 2012
11 points
Oct 23, 2012
Check out the Grafton Loop Trail. Its an awsome ~40mile loop in Maine. Its perfect for a couple days out on the trail. DavidM
Joined Dec 26, 2011
7 points

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