Appalachian Trail (Section #198)

The Forks to Dimmick Mountain
Located 13.3 miles from Bingham, Maine (ME)
4 Stars
21,757 Steps 1  (10.1 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #198) has a maximum elevation of 2,386 ft (727 m), a minimum elevation of 797 ft (243 m), and an elevation range of 1,589 ft (484 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,75710.1 mi797 ft2,386 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.0 hrs128.71,544 ft1,249 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs104.11,249 ft1,544 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #198?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #198 is 10.1 mi (16.3 km) or 21,757 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #198?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #198 in 4.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #198 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 The Forks to Dimmick 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: Johnson Mountain, ME
  2. North Topo Map: Black Brook Pond, ME
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Indian Pond South, ME
  4. West Topo Map: Pierce Pond, ME
  5. Topo Map: The Forks, ME
  6. East Topo Map: Moxie Pond, ME
  7. Southwest Topo Map: East Carry Pond, ME
  8. South Topo Map: Caratunk, ME
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Dimmick Mountain, ME

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #198?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #198 is located on the The Forks and Dimmick Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT198T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #198 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.