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North Basin Trail

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Gentle run out to Blueberry Knoll - Great family run!


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

82%

Runnable

3,061' 933 m

High

2,871' 875 m

Low

262' 80 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed April-May. See the website for closures.

Runner Notes

Good trail for running, some roots and loose rocks to watch out for!

Description

The North Basin Trail is a great option for families with children under 6 since the park does not allow children above treeline. It's often enjoyable to take the Chimmney Pond Trail from Roaring Brook Campground to get views of South Basin, then backtrack 0.3mi to the North Basin Trail and run out to blueberry knoll.

At 0.4 mi from the beginning on the North Basin Trail you'll come to the Hamlin Ridge Trail jct. Stay straight along North Basin Trail and continue 0.3 mi before coming to the North Basin Cutoff on the right. Continue Straight again for 0.3mi and you'll arrive at Blueberry Knoll. The run offers excellent views of North Basin and the massive Taber wall that flanks the Northern wall.

To return to Roaring Brook without returning to Chimmney Pond, simply take the North Basin Cutoff on the way back, when links up with the Chimmney Pond Trail further down.

Flora & Fauna

Stay on the trail to minimize impact. It's not uncommon to see moose or bear along this trail. Be cautious in springtime. If you do see a wild animal, use the rule of thumb (Close one eye and place thumb in front of animal, if it doesn't cover the animal you are too close!).

Contacts

Land Manager: Baxter State Park

Shared By:

Ryan Gibbs

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