Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tate Yoder

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Distance: Just a mile round trip. Elevation gain: Close to 0 elevation gain. Beautiful and remote mountains of Northern Maine. Avoid the crowds at more popular hikes in the park. Duration: about an hour.

Anytime you're visiting Baxter State Park it is worth making a quick stop at Kidney Pond Campground and hike the Rocky Pond Trail. From the park's South Gate, Kidney Pond is about an hours drive along the Park Tote Road heading Northwest. Once on Kidney Pond Road, stay straight at the turn and it will bring you directly to the parking lot. The main trailhead is in front of the parking lot. There are other hiking options, but follow the signs for Rocky Pond.

There are other options if you wish to hike more. Once at Rocky Pond, you can follow the trail onward about .5 miles to get to Little Rocky Pond.

If you hike on or not, both ponds will offer exceptional views of these remote mountains. The shores of these ponds have plenty of rocks to jump around on and explore.

Be on the lookout for Moose, as these two ponds are famously known to be a great location to spot these massive creatures.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Naughty Pines

ELLIOTTSVILLE Township, Maine

From $100/night

Legacy Acres Farmstead

Kenduskeag, Maine

From $110/night

Great Works Beaver Pond

Bradley, Maine

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Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tate Yoder

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