Hikers entering the park along the Appalachian Trail should be aware that the boardwalk and bridge structure crossing the Grassy Pond Outlet, approximately 0.5 mile south of Katahdin Stream Campground, has been damaged during recent flooding events. While the structure is still in place, it is unstable and crossing it is not recommended. A temporary reroute is planned and will be marked by Park staff with orange flagging, but the reroute will still require an unstable water crossing. Hikers who wish to avoid the risk of an open water crossing should utilize the Blueberry Ledges Trail that travels ~4.0 miles from Abol Bridge Parking Area to the Birches. Repairs expected in early summer 2024.