Appalachian Trail (Section #204)

Barren Mountain East to Hay Mountain
Located 35.5 miles from Millinocket, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
21,902 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #204) has a maximum elevation of 2,946 ft (898 m), a minimum elevation of 656 ft (200 m), and an elevation range of 2,290 ft (698 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,90210.1 mi656 ft2,946 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.2 hrs189.22,271 ft1,020 ft
[ B to A ]
4.1 hrs85.01,020 ft2,271 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #204?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #204 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 21,902 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #204?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #204 in 4.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.1 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #204 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Barren Mountain East to Hay Mountain topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Number Four Mountain, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Hay Mountain, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Big Shanty Mountain, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Barren Mountain West, ME
  5. Topo Map: Barren Mountain East, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Silver Lake, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Monson East, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Sebec Lake West, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Sebec Lake East, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #204?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #204 is located on the Barren Mountain East and Hay Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT204T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #204 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.