Appalachian Trail (Section #203)

Barren Mountain West to Barren Mountain East
Located 35.4 miles from Millinocket, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
22,290 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #203) has a maximum elevation of 2,630 ft (802 m), a minimum elevation of 1,578 ft (481 m), and an elevation range of 1,052 ft (321 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
22,29010.1 mi1,578 ft2,630 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.6 hrs83.61,003 ft1,279 ft
[ B to A ]
4.8 hrs106.61,279 ft1,003 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #203?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #203 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 22,290 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #203?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #203 in 4.6 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #203 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 West to Barren Mountain East 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: Lily Bay, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Number Four Mountain, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Hay Mountain, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Greenville, ME
  5. Topo Map: Barren Mountain West, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Barren Mountain East, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Monson West, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Monson East, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Sebec Lake West, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #203?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #203 is located on the Barren Mountain West and Barren Mountain East topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT203T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #203 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.