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|Elevation||750 m (2,461 ft)|
|Traversed by||Appalachian Trail|
|Location||North Oxford, Oxford County, Maine, United States|
|Topo map||USGS Old Speck Mountain|
The boulders on this mile-long section of trail present obstacles that must be climbed over and sometimes under, creating a unique hiking experience. There are occasional 10-foot (3.0 m) drops, and places where packs must be removed to squeeze beneath a boulder.
Many hikers call this stretch one of the slowest on the approximately 2,200-mile (3,500 km) trail. This so-called "killer mile" or the "Toughest Mile" is a very tough section that can cause even the most experienced hikers to slow down.
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