Hammond Ridge Trail System - Skiing

These world class Nordic ski trails were designed by preeminent designer and Olympian John Morton. The terrain, featuring views from Black Cat Mountain, is a mix of exhilarating downhills, invigorating uphills and everything in between.
Trail Activity
Length
14.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Town
Millinocket
Surface
Groomed Snow
Pets
Not Permitted
Fees
No

Description

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE TRAILS

TWIN PINES LOOP (3.0 miles) has some hills, and provides access to all the rest of the trails in the network.

SADDLE TRAIL (2.2 miles) is a gentle trail through hardwood forests.

LAKESIDE TRAIL (1.7 miles) traverses mostly flat terrain near Millinocket Lake, with the lower section of the trail providing views of the lake.

INTERMEDIATE TRAILS

KATAHDIN VIEW TRAIL (1.6 miles) offers a moderate climb up to a spectacular view of Katahdin, and a moderate ski back down.

HAMMOND RIDGE (3.2 miles) is a long, big climb and descent, with an easy return to the south.

CHALLENGING TRAILS

BLACKCAT TRAIL (2.3 miles) consists of steep climbs and descents, but the good views to the southwest make the effort worthwhile.

Other Information

Ski equipment is available for rent from the New England Outdoor Center, as are skate-ski instructors for those who could use a lesson. Contact NEOC at (800) 766-7238 for more information.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Katahdin Area Trails website, or contact:

Katahdin Area Trails

Katahdin Area Trails
PO Box 669
Millinocket, ME 04462
info@katahdinareatrails.org

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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.
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Trailhead Information

From Katahdin Avenue in Millinocket, take Bates Road, which turns into Millinocket Road/Baxter Park Road towards Baxter State Park. 8.2 miles from the turn off Katahdin Avenue, turn right on Blackcat Road, which is marked with a New England Outdoor Center sign. The trailhead at NEOC is at the end of the road, about one mile down.

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