Jordan Cliffs Trail to Penobscot Mountain

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Jordan Cliffs Trail to Penobscot Mountain is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, ME that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

3.1 miles 1140 feet Loop

hiking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Non-Technical (rock scrambling, iron rungs & ladders), cliff-side hike along Penobscot's east face looking down on Jordan Pond.

6 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

We did this in reverse, and stopped at Sargent Pond. Probably my favorite of our trip. It was absolutely beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

A park ranger recommended this hike to us, as we were looking for something interesting. We ended up hiking to the top of Sargent Mountain from here, back down Deer Brook. This hike offers amazing views, boulder scrambling and narrow trail with steep drop offs. The iron rung sections are definitely challenging, but doable with careful hand/foot placement. Not a trail if you have a fear of heights or for the very young. Our 11 and 14 year olds scramble up just fine. Just be aware of your party's abilities and comfort level. Highly recommend this great hike!

3 months ago

Awesome views. if you've done the beehive this reminds me of an endurance version of it.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic trail. A lot more challenging rock scrambles than some of the other trails in the area. Beautiful 360* views once you get up to the top. Some of the ledges are narrow and it does require some upper body strength but all in all it was a great hike.

3 months ago

Great trail. Great views.

hiking
2 years ago

Great, but scary, hike. For those of us who struggle with heights and ledges, but choose to push through, this is a challenging trail. One finds himself/herself on a ledge perched high on a cliff-face about halfway up the trail. The trail is well maintained and very safe, but I had to make sure not to look down too often!

hiking
3 years ago

This trail is not for the faint of heart. nor the out of shape. It is consists of a lot of rock scrambling and a little bit of climbing. There are also some good drop offs beside the trail. Really enjoyed the hike, but it is definitely a moderate to strenuous trail. I imagine the views are terrific from this trail, but we were pretty socked in with clouds.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a great climb/hike if you like non-technical climbing. This is on my top 5 list of all time favorite trails. The ocean and lake views are amazing. This trail is very diverse with everything from rock scrambing, to ladders and bridges.

hiking
3 years ago

One of my favor hiking trails in Acadia national park! Part of the trail is steep climbing. But you will be rewarded with great view, Jordon pond is always in your view and ocean view in distance! It has few challenge spots. But its much relax compare to precipice trail.