The Maine Appalachian Trail (MAT) is officially listed at 281.4 miles, though recent relocations have likely added steps. Even so, it’s a far cry from being the longest of the 14 Appalachian Trail states. Maine accounts for only 13 percent of the entire 2,178.3-mile trail, well short of Virginia’s 25 percent. Nor does Maine boast the highest peak—that honor belongs to 6,642-foot Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Statistics, however, are for maps. Ask anyone who has completed the entire trail and they’ll likely tell you Maine is the toughest state. Read More
Bigelow Mountain hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, near Flagstaff Lake, Maine.
After staying with Ma and Pa (thank you to them for housing and feeding us for a night) at Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis, we got off to a late start on the morning of day nine. We reached the … Read More