What to expect

Maine has 18 trails including extra difficult, medium, difficult, and easy trails. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Northwest Basin, Helen Taylor, and Russell Pond Loop and the one with the least climb is the Eastern Trail. The longest trail is International Appalachian Trail - Maine at 224 km. To complete this hike you should budget at least 11 days. For a shorter adventure, you can try the Crocker Cirque Loop a t 21.5 km. This could be done in as little as 2 days. Trails with the best offering of hostels include Appalachian Trail Section Hike - Caratunk to Monson, Maine Hut Trail, Appalachian Trail Section Hike - Maine Route 27 To Monson, The Crocker Cirque Loop, and Appalachian Trail Section Hike - Bigelow Preserve Trail.