Appalachian Trail (Section #206)

Big Shanty Mountain to Nahmakanta Stream
Located 22.0 miles from Millinocket, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
21,452 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #206) has a maximum elevation of 1,999 ft (609 m), a minimum elevation of 621 ft (189 m), and an elevation range of 1,378 ft (420 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,45210.1 mi621 ft1,999 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.7 hrs9.2110 ft1,114 ft
[ B to A ]
3.6 hrs92.81,114 ft110 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #206?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #206 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,452 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #206?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #206 in 3.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.6 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #206 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 Big Shanty Mountain to Nahmakanta Stream 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: Farrar Mountain, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Wadleigh Mountain, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Nahmakanta Stream, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Hay Mountain, ME
  5. Topo Map: Big Shanty Mountain, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Jo-Mary Mountain, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Barren Mountain East, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Silver Lake, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Ebeemee Mountain, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #206?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #206 is located on the Big Shanty Mountain and Nahmakanta Stream topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT206T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #206 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.