4,151 ft / 1,265 m


1,243 ft / 378 m




43 summits

Top climbing months

July   30%

August   18%

September  18%


  • North Brother is located in Baxter State Park, Maine.
  • Flanked to the northeast by Fort Mountain and to the southwest by South Brother; collectively the two are called "The Brothers."
  • The Appalachian Trail reaches its northern terminus on the summit of Mount Katahdin, 5 miles to the southeast of The Brothers.
"Oh What a day.... After hiking Pamola, Baxter and Hamlin yesterday...I had to grab North Brother for the NE67. I decided that I would snag others along the way towards the 100 highest....I was solo... It had rained a bit the day before and I knew it was steep...but I didnt realize it was that steep. With the rain it was slippery and a lot of loose rocks and dirt were falling around me. It was definitely a treacherous hike and I don't recommend it for solo hikers or anyone who is not a strong hiker. Once I summited, I then headed for South Brother. Large boulders and quite a bit of work " - shay-shay, Sep 9, 2017
"As I was heading up N. Brother, the rest of my hiking group was coming down. I stayed 10 min on the summit. It had gotten colder and the wind stronger. I also wanted to catch up to my hiking group. I had to move fast but I did catch up to them further down the Marston Tr. " - newenglandwarrior, Oct 8, 2016
"Solo. Headed up to Maine to join Kim for her AT Thru Hike finish. I slack packed her from Abol Bridge to Katahdin Stream campsite, so while she was doing that I decided to get a quick hike in to North Brother. If I had more time I would have added Fort, South Brother and Coe, but I will be back here to hike again probably when I'm working on the NEHH list. Nice trail and hike up to this summit. It was a little bit windy when I got up above treeline, but the views were well worth it. 360 degree views from the summit on a bluebird day. Quick hike down from the summit and made it back to Katahdin" - LGH-Tom, Sep 29, 2016
"Could not image this hike in the spring when the water is high. Could not decide weather I liked this hike or not. Starts off steep, levels off and steep again for the last 6/10th of a mile. It was hot and humid this day and even with an early start I felt the effects. " - mary.wright.35977, Jul 27, 2016
"A great day for a hike. We got on the rail at 5 a.m. in hopes of beating the heat. The last .8 miles spur trail up to the summit is in poor condition. The trail should be trimmed back and the erosion is pretty bad in places. At one point I lost my favorite water bottle down a crack between several large rocks. The crack was just wide enough to get my right arm in, but my arm was three inches too short. I managed to fish it out with a hiking pole (no Klean Kanteen left behind on my watch). This must happen often at this spot in the trail, because I found 3 other water bottles at this same spot." - bwright, Jul 27, 2016



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