Trails to treasures
CHIMNEY POND (MAINE)
Surrounded by the rugged, scarred slopes of Maines highest point, Chimney Pond is an exquisite overnight backpacking destination. While only 6.6 miles round trip from the start, the pond serves as the perfect base for further explorations to Mount Katahdins summit, the famed Knife Edge, and other area ponds.
HIKE: The hike to Chimney Pond is a moderate but steady climb over rocky terrain. From the pond, a number of steep and challenging paths lead to some of New Englands most stunning viewpoints all within 2Æ miles one way.
TRAILHEAD: Roaring Brook Campground, Baxter State Park.
REGULATIONS: Fee, advanced registration, no fires.
AMENITIES: Shelter, bunkhouse, outhouse. www.baxterstateparkauthority.com