Maine FKT Routes

by | Jun 25, 2023 | Routes

Known for rugged mountains and wild wilderness, Maine’s FKT routes reflect its nature. Of the 66 posted routes and variations, 29 (43.9%) don’t have posted women’s times yet. 

In 2022, women outpaced the men in setting FKTs, posting 23  of the 47 total records (48.9%), while 2 were claimed by mixed teams (4.3%) and 22 by men (46.8%).

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
The Beehive (Acadia NP)0.4467Yes26m 6s
Champlain Mtn2.11007No
Cadillac Mountain: North Ridge Ascent2.31100No
Sugarloaf Mtn 5.12400Yes1h 10m24s
Mt Kineo State Park Loop 5.71596No
Caribou Mountain6.42009No
Mount Agamenticus 3 Peaks 6.51200Yes1h 11m 23s
Old Speck Mtn 6.72638Yes1h 51m14s
Mt Katahdin: Abol Trail, Car to Car 7.43840Yes2h 28m13s
Long Island Circumnavigation 8.0500Yes3h 57m 27s
Mt Katahdin: Helon Trail, Car to Car 8.24518No
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park: One Way 9.01100Yes1h 40m 7s
Baldface Circle Trail 9.13600Yes2h 12m 53s
Mt Katahdin: Hunt Trail, Car to Car 9.24242No
Miles Knob Loop 9.32720Yes1h 59m16s
Cutler Coast Loop 10.31385No
West Side Trail 10.3542Yes1h 17m30s
Saddleback Mountain 10.72815Yes3h 46m41s
Mt Katahdin: Katahdin Cirque 10.74734Yes5h 23m31s
Marston Trail Loop10.93641Yes4h 56m 56s
Cadillac Mountain: Doubleback11.82900Yes2h 13m 52s
Otter Creek Grand Slam11.83540No
Blackwoods Loop Acadia National Park 12.1984Yes3h 20m 6s
Hamlin-Katahdin-Dudley 12.45151No
Tumbledown Jackson & Little Jackson 12.64982Yes4h 18m 51s
Traveler Mtn Loop 13.45495Yes6h 8m 5s
Donnell Range 13.64075Yes4h 59m9s
Acadia Traverse 16.36350Yes7h 26m26s
Bigelow Range Traverse: One Way 16.56850Yes5h 4m 15s
Mt Katahdin: Thoreau Traverse 17.88399No
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park: Out & Back 18.01949Yes3h 25m 42s
Acadia National Park Loop Road 18.71584No
Pleasant Mountain 18.97402Yes4h 27m28s
Camden Hills 19.04300Yes3h 54m30s
Katahdin Loop Road 19.41800No
Wassataquoik-Katahdin Loop20.75476No
Ilse's Triple Crown21.08350No
White Cap Mtn 22.45475Yes8h 32m6s
Evan's Notch Loop24.28125Yes8h 25m37s
Isle Au Haut Trace 25.52470Yes5h 53m 26s
Acadia Mountain Marathon 26.27000No
Mahoosuc Traverse28.311391Yes7h 16m 0s
Sebago to the Sea Trail30.2980Yes5h 0m45s
Bigelow Range Traverse: Out & Back 33.013094No
The Acadia Round33.49134No
Maine's High Peaks Traverse 36.613376No
Bigelow-Flagstaff Loop 37.56604No
Grafton Notch Loop 39.013000Yes10h 25m 14s
Traverse of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument 40.04787No
Maine Huts Traverse 47.35251No
Hills to Sea Trail 47.86214Yes14h 33m13s
Flagstaff Lake - Rt 4 Peaks Traverse 52.619911No
Acadia National Park Peaks Traverse 65.018000No
Eastern Trail 65.02254Yes9h 12m8s
Down East Sunrise Trail 87.02000Yes1d 9h 45m 24s
Hundred Mile Wilderness 96.518416Yes1d 9h 19m 17s
International Appalachian Trail - Maine137.08019No
Run Across Maine 138.04900Yes1d 9h40m 57s
New England's 67 4000ers282.3102831Yes9d 23h 57m 0s
Cadillac to Capitol (ME to DC)705.0No
International Appalachian Trail - Maine NB QC744.090000No
White Mountain Tracing Objective1420.0No
Appalachian Trail (AT): Northbound2189.0465000Yes51d 16h 30m 0s
Appalachian Trail (AT): Southbound2189.0465000Yes46d 11h 20m 0s
East Coast Greenway3000.0No
Appalachian Trail (AT): Yo-Yo4378.0930000No

More articles from the archives:

March 2024: Women Who FKT Update

AMPLIFYING VOICES  Hello to the Women Who FKT community. We are excited to announce a few changes to our communications. First, you may have noticed our monthly email is now formatted as a blog post from our website.. This means you will now be able to access...

100: An FKT Story

100. I did not begin my FKT career with that intention.  Quite the opposite. For one decade, I focused solely on one Fastest Known Time. The Adirondack 46 Unsupported Thru-hike. 183 miles and 46 mountains over 4000 feet with 63 thousand feet of vertical gain. That was...

How To Design A New FKT Route

The Fastest Known Time website may hold over 5,900 unique routes for you to discover and explore, but what do you do when you have a new concept for an FKT challenge? How do you turn your wisp of an idea into a fully fledged, accepted route to be recorded and entered...

British Columbia: FKT Routes on Canada’s West Coast

The mountains and coastlines of British Columbia are known around the world for their rugged nature and outstanding beauty. Despite the popularity of the area's trails, many of the FKT routes remain unclaimed by female athletes. Of the 85 posted routes and varations,...

FKT Routes in England

With its numerous natural areas and outstanding walking paths, England offers many FKT routes for consideration. Participation remains very skewed towards the men.  Of the 573 posted routes and varations, 390 did not have a women's time as of compiling (68.1%). In...

2023 Women’s FKT Of the Year Nominations

We've seen another year of incredible FKTs set by women around the world. Every year the FKT website chooses a few FKTs to honor as FKT Of The Year. Community members nominate FKTs for the honor. Next  a voting process whittles the list to the top 5 male and female...

Silent FKTs: How harassment of athletes from historically excluded groups impacts media outcomes

In 2023, three new FKTs were set on the Pacific Crest Trail.  What, three?  Three.   Two of these FKTs, you’ve likely heard as they were happening – Overall FKTs set by men in the supported and self-supported categories received a large amount of attention.  Within...

FKT Routes in Mexico

Mexico has a variety of FKT routes for consideration, and very few women or mixed teams have claimed fastest times. Of the 36 posted routes and varations, 33 do not have a women's time (91.7%). In 2022, one woman (25%) and three men (75%) posted FKTs. If you want to...

Puerto Rico, Guam & US Virgin Islands FKT Routes

The US territories of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Guam have a handful of FKT routes to date. Of the four posted routes, just one has a woman's time (75%). In 2022, one woman set an FKT in these territories (20%) and men set four (80%). If you want to set an...

Pennsylvania FKT Routes

Pennsylvania's mountains and trails are popular for running and hiking. Currently, 101 routes and variations are posted as potential FKTs, and of those, 49 do not have a posted women's time (48.5%). In 2022, women and men both set 19 FKTs (47.5%), while non-binary...