Appalachian Trail (Section #208)

Nahmakanta Stream to Rainbow Lake West
Located 30.5 miles from Millinocket, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
21,748 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #208) has a maximum elevation of 1,485 ft (452 m), a minimum elevation of 485 ft (148 m), and an elevation range of 1,000 ft (305 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,74810.1 mi485 ft1,485 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.1 hrs74.2891 ft392 ft
[ B to A ]
3.9 hrs32.7392 ft891 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #208?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #208 is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) or 21,748 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #208?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #208 in 4.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.9 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #208 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 Nahmakanta Stream to Rainbow Lake West 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: Rainbow Lake West, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Rainbow Lake East, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Abol Pond, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Wadleigh Mountain, ME
  5. Topo Map: Nahmakanta Stream, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Pemadumcook Lake, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Big Shanty Mountain, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Jo-Mary Mountain, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Ragged Mountain, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #208?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #208 is located on the Nahmakanta Stream and Rainbow Lake West topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT208T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #208 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.