MILLINOCKET — Baxter State Park officials say two hikers have been rescued in separate incidents within hours on northern Mount Katahdin.

Park rangers rescued a 22-year-old hiker from the Hunt Trail on Thursday afternoon after the hiker sustained a leg injury. Rangers assisted the hiker to the trailhead.

Twenty minutes after the first rescue, rangers were told a 46-year-old hiker requested assistance on the Abol Slide Trail. The popular access trail to Baxter Peak is also one of the park’s steepest.

The hiker was walked by rangers down the trail and carried more than a mile to Abol Campground. They arrived at about 1 a.m. today and the hiker was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Officials said reports were incomplete so the hikers’ names were not available today.