Mount Katahdin

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Mount Katahdin
Katahdin from 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
Highest point
Elevation5,267 ft (1,605 m)NAVD 88[1]
Prominence4,288 ft (1,307 m)[2]
Coordinates45°54′16″N 68°55′17″W / 45.904354472°N 68.921274306°W / 45.904354472; -68.921274306Coordinates: 45°54′16″N 68°55′17″W / 45.904354472°N 68.921274306°W / 45.904354472; -68.921274306[1]
Mount Katahdin is located in Maine
Mount Katahdin
Mount Katahdin
Mount Katahdin is located in the United States
Mount Katahdin
Mount Katahdin
Mount Katahdin (the United States)
Parent rangeAppalachian Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Mount Katahdin
Age of rockDevonian, Acadian orogeny
Mountain typeGranite
First ascent1804 by Charles Turner, Jr.
Easiest routeHike, Abol Trail / Hunt Trail
3.8 miles (6.1 km)

Mount Katahdin (/kəˈtɑːdɪn/ kə-TAH-din) is the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Maine. It is 5,267 feet (1,605 m) tall.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Katahdin 2". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  2. "Katahdin, Maine". Retrieved 2012-11-08.