4,151 ft / 1,265 m


1,243 ft / 379 m


53 summits

Top climbing months

July   30%

September  20%

August   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.
"After the Katahdin attempt yesterday, we hit the road walk at 6am and made it up the trail to North Brother with winds at 60 mph sustained and gusts close to 90mph. Our group of 9 was down to 5 and everyone else wanted to turn around so I didn't get to go for Fort which was my goal....big bummer." - shay-shay, Feb 19, 2018
"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



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