Katahdin Overlook

A green mountain peak rises above the treetops. In the foreground are boulders and grass.
The Overlook is one of the best places to view Mount Katahdin in all its glory

NPS / Gin Majka

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting

Travelers on the Katahdin Loop Road can pause here to enjoy unparalleled views of Katahdin, Millinocket Lake, and other prominent landmarks stretching out to the west. Access is via a short driveway at Mile 6.4 leading uphill to a clearing and parking area. Locally-made wooden waysides feature an artist's rendering of the viewshed, with visible peaks labeled by name. A vault toilet and several picnic tables make this a popular rest stop. After sunset, this location also serves as an excellent night-sky viewing area for stargazers. Camping is located nearby at the Sandbank Stream campsites.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Last updated: September 25, 2023