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Maine Has Mountains

I don't have to tell anyone that Maine is a mountainous state, Numerous ranges call Maine home, and many mountains have national appeal. There are 4,000 footers, 360 degree summits, coastal gems, challenging climbs, and picturesque terrains.

What's best is the incredible variety of mountains Maine has. All shapes, sizes, and skill levels can be found all over this state. It's a wonderful quality that has helped keep plenty of tourists coming to hike and enjoy Maine's peaks.

Maine's Most Popular Mountains

With mountains being such a big part of our existence here in Maine, it made me curious about which peaks are the most popular. What are the hikes, climbs and jaunts that Mainers truly love the most? Is it the popular peaks or the off-the-beaten path secret?

I knew some of the favorites would make the list, and they did. It was no surprise to see Katahdin, Cadillac and Sugarloaf make the list. These are all well-known and highly popular. However, there are a few that were surprising to see, especially the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary.

It's a wonderful diverse list that includes many peaks from the Northwest and Baxter State Park, as well as coastal and lake-based mountains. It's a true Maine mashup.

As proud as I am to have climbed a few of these, it's certainly exciting to see many others that have peaked (no pun intended) my interest.

Below is the list of Maine's (nearly) 20 favorite mountains. How many of these have you climbed?

Mainers 20 Favorite Mountains

Maine is a tremendous hiking state. Here are (nearly) 20 of Mainers favorite mountain hikes. Some are well-known, while others are hidden gems.

Maine's Mt Katahdin Trail System

Mount Katahdin is Maine's tallest peak. Located in Baxter State Park, the popular mountain tests all skill levels with a variety of challenging trails.

Here is a detailed look at the most relevant trails in Katahdin's system.

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