These 10 Epic Mountains In Maine Will Drop Your Jaw
By Michelle|Updated on June 03, 2022(Originally published May 29, 2022)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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When many people think of Maine, images of craggy coasts come to mind. But, we’re not called the “Pine Tree State” for nothing. Much of our state is covered in forests and mountains, perfect for exploring during the sunny days of summer or the chilly days of winter. Take a look at this list of the ten highest mountains in Maine and start making plans to bag each one! This is an adventure that you won’t want to miss.
Have you hiked any of these mountains in Maine? What did you think? Were they absolutely amazing?
Now, here’s a poll: do you prefer the view from the summit or gazing up from the ground? Head over to the Only in Maine Facebook page and drop us a comment to let us know which you prefer!
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Mountains in Maine
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What is the tallest mountain in Maine?
Mount Katahdin is the highest peak in Maine, reaching 5,268 feet tall. It’s an impressive mountain that’s located in Baxter State Park, in the eastern-central part of Maine. It’s a regularly traveled mountain that is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
How long does it take to climb Mount Katahdin?
Mount Katahdin is a difficult trail that can take 8-12 hours to hike. You’ll ascend over 4,000 feet during your hike on the trail.