MAINE HIKING TRAILS

The Appalachian Trail connects our resort in The Forks, Maine and our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp next to Baxter State Park. Both locations feature some of Maine’s best hiking trails: Mt Katahdin (Maine’s highest mountain,) Moxie Falls (Maine’s tallest waterfall,) Mt Kineo on Moosehead Lake (Maine’s largest lake.) Below are our latest hikes, your hiking trip reports and a recreation map for The Forks showing hiking trailheads. Post your Maine hiking photos with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom. Happy Trails!

With the fall foliage peaking, we decided to hike into Moxie Falls, the highest waterfall in Maine, one of the tallest waterfalls in New England, and a lovely mile long hike in the woods. The trailhead (directions on The Forks Maine Recreation Map) is 7 miles from Northern Outdoors, accessible...

First time to the Kennebec site. Have been to the Penobscot site several times for outstanding white water rafting. The Kennebec site was beautiful. Did not go rafting this time, but did go hiking on several spectacular trails including Mosquito Mountain and Mount Kineo, instead. Both highly recommended. Previously broken arm precluded...

The Forks Area Scenic Trail, along the Kennebec River, is ideal for running, biking, or hiking with dogs and kids. In the winter it's a snowmobile trail but spring, summer and fall it's only open to foot traffic. The trail begins one mile south of our resort, runs through our...

Mosquito Mountain?! Why would anyone want to hike up a mountain named after nature’s most annoying creature?   This 1.5 mile hiking trail that climbs 1386 feet to panoramic mountain views would be a lot more popular with a different name. Like the nearby Pleasant Pond Mountain hike on the Appalachian...

We camped with Northern Outdoors for our first visit to Maine. It was a great base camp for the hiking and rafting that we did. Check in was simple, staff was welcoming and helpful at all times. The pool was great for the couple of super hot...

It was a rainy May all over New England. But that didn't stop us from having fun on the river or hiking to Maine's beautiful waterfalls. Here's the crew from Advertise 4 America, a marketing firm that mentors students, enjoying some rainy day rafting on the Kennebec River and hiking...

[caption id="attachment_900682" align="alignright" width="300"] 10K Run coming this Fall on the FAST Trail on the Old Canada Road @Northern Outdoors![/caption] Put on your trail-running shoes and join Baxter Outdoors and Northern Outdoors (yes, we're very outdoorsy) for a 6-mile trail-running race on Saturday, October 4, 2014. We're thrilled to be hosting...

On June 18, 2010 Maine Trail Finder was launched!  Maine Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help residents and visitors find trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in the Maine.  Folks looking to add other kinds of exploration to Maine whitewater rafting vacations...

Last week we hosted our first guests doing a Hut-to-Hut hiking trip on the new Maine Huts and Trails system. The huts and trails are located between the Carrabassett Valley and the Kennebec Valley.Our guests came all the way from the Caribbean to Maine last week! Erik and Ada, originally...