Katahdin - Located in Baxter State Park

Pond with rising granite mountain above treeline in the background.
Katahdin from Chimney Pond

© Jason Gablaski

Quick Facts
45.904419, -68.921486
Northern terminus of Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Natural Landmark

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Katahdin, which translates to "Greatest Mountain" in Penobscot, is the highest mountain in the state of Maine at 5,269 feet.

Katahdin is adjacent to Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and the prominent visual feature in the region. Katahdin is held sacred by the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot nations and the geology within and around the monument is central to oral histories, traditions, and cultural practices for each tribal community.

Baxter Peak on Mount Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. For more information about climbing Katahdin visit Baxter State Park's website.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Last updated: May 8, 2024