USA/ME: Climbing Mount Katahdin Peak in Baxter State Park

Mount Katahdin rises to 5,267 feet (1,605 m) in the north-central Maine. It’s one of the steepest non-technical climbs on the east coast of the USA, as the peak can be accessed by either Cathedral or Saddle trails, both full of massive granite boulders along the way. Once at the top, you get a spectacular panorama of the Baxter State Park and the arboreal forest. There is also the Knife Edge trail that connect Katahdin to the nearby Pamola peak – not for the fainthearted and you walk on a foot-wide trail with sheer unprotected drop-offs on both sides.