Most Katahdin trails remain closed until further notice

Until further notice, the only trails open on Katahdin are the Abol Trail and the Hunt Trail, to Baxter Peak only. Visitors may also hike the Chimney Pond Trail to Chimney Pond, but no further up Katahdin. All other Katahdin trails remain closed- there is no access to the tablelands from the South Basin (Chimney Pond), Helon Taylor Trail, Northwest Trail, or North Peaks Trail. Those hiking to Baxter Peak via the Abol and/or Hunt trails may NOT continue on to the Knife Edge, the Saddle Trail, or the Cathedral cut-off trail- the only option at Baxter Peak is to turn back the way you came up (via Hunt and/or Abol).

Park staff are continuously assessing the trail conditions and will open the trails as soon as they are safe for the alpine ecosystem and for visitors. Current conditions on some of the trails and tablelands include snow, freeze/thaw cycles, and rock slides. We urge all visitors to respect the trail closures so we may protect the Park’s resources, and for their own safety.

All other Park trails are open, as are all Park roads.