Katahdin Area

Range TypeArea dominanted by a single large peak
Highest PointKatahdin (5268 ft/1606 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area1,074 sq mi / 2,781 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent40 mi / 64 km North-South
37 mi / 59 km East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 55' N; 68° 59' W
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Map of Katahdin Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Katahdin Area.
Longfellow MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Boundary RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Katahdin AreaLevel 5
         Central Longfellow MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Rangeley-StrattonLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Western Maine MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Katahdin Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
2.North Brother41511265 
3.South Brother39701210 
4.Fort Mountain38671179 
5.The Gateway38611177 
6.Mount Coe37951157 
7.The Owl37361139 
8.Barren Mountain36961127 
9.The Traveler3540+1079+ 
10.Doubletop Mountain34891063 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Katahdin Area


The Knife Edge, leading down from the South Peak towards Chimney and Pamola Peaks. Blue dots are hikers (1994-09-23).
Pamola Peak
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Pamola Peak on Katahdin's Knife Edge (2010-07-14). Photo by William Musser.
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Hamlin Peak
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Hamlin Peak is the high northern summit of Katahdin (2010-07-15). Photo by William Musser.
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Lunksoos Mountain
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Maine in the fall: calm lake, colored trees, and Lunksoos Mountain. Photo by Bob Guinter.
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