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Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument

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Overview

Encompassing more than 87,500 acres and spread across a diverse and stunning landscape, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is a celebration of a land that has inspired poets and presidents alike. Visitors will be impressed by the spectacular views of state's iconic highest peak, Mount Katahdin, and will enjoy exploring the woods, rivers, streams, and hills of this amazing area. The national monument has plenty of opportunities for exploration and discovery with its scenic vistas, intriguing night skies, an astounding diversity of flora and fauna, and impressive geologic features.

To learn more about Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

There is currently no visitor center located in the monument. Visitors can enjoy running on the designated trails on the lands east of the Penobscot East Branch.

Visiting Tips

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are currently no public facilities in the monument, and there is no entry fee.

Most roads are unpaved, and a high-clearance vehicle is recommended; RVs or trailers are not recommended. Many roads are closed during the spring due to snowmelt and muddy conditions. Be sure to check the park's website for current conditions, and check the weather prior to your trip to the park, as spring and fall weather can be varied and sometimes unpredictable.

Food & Drink

There are no services for water, food, or fuel within the park. A variety of restaurants can be found in the nearby communities.

Other Activities

Visitors have their choice of recreational opportunities when visiting Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument including canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling on designated trails, as well as hunting on lands east of the Penobscot East Branch.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download the recreation guide to the help plan your visit, click here.

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument Running

  • 70 Miles 113 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument - 16

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3.6 mi 5.8 km #1H.I. Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Idaho Lake and Knife Edge Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Sandy Stream Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
5.5 mi 8.9 km #4Shorty’s Cabin Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
4.4 mi 7.1 km #5Homeward Climb Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Four Corners Trail
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Deasey Pond Trail
Easy
Millinocket, ME
Easy
Millinocket, ME
18.0 mi 28.9 km #8Katahdin Loop Road
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
Intermediate
Millinocket, ME
6.2 mi 10.0 km #9Int'l Appalachian Trail: Barnard Mountain Loop
Easy
Millinocket, ME
Easy
Millinocket, ME
4.3 mi 6.8 km #10Sea Fury Loop Trail
Easy
Millinocket, ME
Easy
Millinocket, ME

Photos of Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument - 2

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Deasey Pond
Sep 14, 2020 near Millino…, ME
Platform view over Deasey Pond.
Sep 14, 2020 near Millino…, ME