Hamlin Ridge Trail climbs to Hamlin Peak, which tops off at 4,756 feet above sea level and is one of Katahdin’s lesser peaks. Though only 1.5 miles long, Hamlin Ridge Trail must be reached by hiking on other trails, so expect a full-day hike of 9 to 10 miles.

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Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.