Haskell Rock Pitch

A rounded stone pillar approximately 20 feet protrudes from the East Branch Penobscot River.
Haskell Rock arises from the East Branch Penobscot River.

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Quick Facts
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Scenic View/Photo Spot

Haskell Rock Pitch refers to the series of rapids in the East Branch of the Penobscot River.  A large 20-foot high conglomerate rock (a coarse-grained sedimentary rock composed of fragments larger than 2 millimeters in diameter), Haskell Rock protrudes out from the rapids. The conglomerate rock feature is named after a logger, William Haskell, who died here.

Paddlers are advised to take portage trails around all rapids within the monument. For those traveling by foot or bicycle, start at Haskell Gate and follow the trail east for approximately 2 miles. A primitive campsite is located at nearby at Haskell Deadwater.

Elevation Gain: 103ft / 31m

Distance (Round-Trip): 4 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Restrooms: The closest vault toilets are located at the North Gate parking lot and at Oxbow Picnic Area.

Parking: Parking is available at the Haskell Gate.

Trail Etiquette: Leashed pets are allowed on this trail. Carry out all trash and food waste (fruit peels, shells, etc.). Do not feed the wildlife.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Last updated: April 5, 2024