Maine is arguably the hardest part of the Appalachian Trail. It’s 267 miles of hard walking with root choked trails, relentless mountains, and potentially frightening water crossings when it rains, which is often.
The northernmost section of the Maine Appalachian Trail is called the 100 Mile Wilderness, and it’s about as remote as you can get in the Northeastern United States, with few resupply options. It’s recommended that hikers entering the Wilderness, especially those not hardened by 2000 miles of thru-hiking, bring 10 days of food with them to get from one end to the other, although hiking the 100 miles can take as little as 7 days if you have good weather.
- The AT Guide – The Most Important Planning Resource to Hike the Trail
- How to Section Hike the Appalachian Trail: FAQ
- Appalachian Trail Cell Phone Guide
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