ElevationAscent: 1,360' 414 m
Descent: -1,360' -414 m
High: 1,755' 535 m
Low: 1,250' 381 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A direct route to the Wassataquoik Lake shelter with views to the south.”— Brad Willis
Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The next day, proceed to the shelter at the north end of Wassataquoik Lake using the Wassataquoik Lake Trail. This shelter is new as of 2016. Spend a day or two of solitude in this area. Listen to the loons at night. I consider this to be one of the better runs in Baxter State Park in the lower elevations.
You can also proceed to a higher elevation at the north end of the lake and look down the valley to the south. In one of the pictures uploaded, it shows the peninsula where the shelter is located. You'll find lots of water and animals along this route—namely moose! The Knife Edge is second to none.
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Land Manager: Baxter State Park
Jul 2, 2019: Matagamon and Togue Pond gates are now open and snowmobiling is permitted on the park’s Tote Road. Please remember the Tote Road is multi-use and not groomed…. please register your above-treeline hike with our reservation office……Reservation hours 8am – 4pm M-F