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Mount Katahdin
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Katahdin from 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
Highest point
Elevation 5,267 ft (1,605 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 4,288 ft (1,307 m)
Listing
  • North America isolated peaks 78th
  • U.S. state high point 22nd
  • New England Fifty Finest 2nd
  • New England 4000-footers
Geography
Parent range Appalachian Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Katahdin
Geology
Age of rock Devonian, Acadian orogeny
Mountain type Granite
Climbing
First ascent 1804 by Charles Turner, Jr.
Easiest route Hike, Abol Trail / Hunt Trail
3.8 miles (6.1 km)
Designated: 1967

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.


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