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Hike Name: Baxter State Park - Daicey Pond
Country: United States
State / Region: Maine
Nearby Town: Millinockett
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: (Daicey Pond): From I-95, take Exit #56 towards Medway and Millinocket on 157/11 for 11.4 miles. In Millinocket, travel approximately 15 miles north on SR 11 to reach the Togue Pond Gate at Baxter State Park where there is an $8 entrance fee. From the gate, continue about seven miles to Katahdin Stream Campground which is on the right. About a mile past Katahdin Stream Campground, turn left and follow the road to Daicey Pond. Note: No motorhomes, motorcycles or pets are permitted in the park.
Total Hike Distance: 3.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Starts: Daicey Pond Campground
Hike Ends: Daicey Pond Campground
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail, Grassy Pond Trail
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Lakes
Management: State Forest Service
Contact Information: Forest/Park/Wilderness: Baxter State Park
Management: State Park Service
Park Address/Phone Number:
64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, ME 04462, 207-723-5140
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers
Hike Summary: This hike begins at the Appalachian Trail parking area near Daicey Pond and follows the A.T. northbound for 0.5 miles to the blue blazed Grassy Pond Trail. Here the route breaks from the A.T. and winds along the banks of Daicey Pond At roughly 1105 feet, the Grassy Pond Trail leaves Daicey and climbs a small ridge to Grassy Pond. There is a short side trail that leaves the main loop and takes you to the shore, or you can continue on the blue blazed route and hike over another ridge and descend back down to the A.T. at Elbow Pond (which follows the A.T. southbound for 1.2 miles back to the parking area.) This is a pleasant loop hike through a fir forest with some nice views of Katahdin from Daicey Pond. It's fairly easy and can be hiked in under two hours.
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads

Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Baxter State Park - Daicey Pond Trip Report 10/02/2004 4 stars 2 hours Pixie


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