Pond Pitch

A fast-flowing river drops down a small waterfall with rocks and trees on either side.
Pond Pitch is one of the many rapids in this section of the East Branch Penobscot River

NPS / Grace Kirk

Quick Facts
46.063889, -68.764786

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Pond Pitch is located in the East Branch of the Penobscot River. It gained its name from the pool just above the ledge of the waterfall. It is part of a series of pitches, or rapids, known as Grand Falls. Hike or bike 3 miles out and back to the viewpoint of Pond Pitch. Paddlers are advised to portage around all falls and pitches. Please be mindful of the campsite nearby.

Elevation Gain: 140ft / 42m

Distance (Round-Trip): 6 miles

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Restrooms: Vault toilets are available at North Gate parking lot and Oxbow Picnic Area. Otherwise, follow best practices for remote waste management.

Parking: Parking is available at the Haskell Gate trailhead parking.

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: March 28, 2024