Parkman Mountain Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Parkman Mountain Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, ME that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles 804 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information:

3 months ago

Love this trail, but would rate it closer to moderate. Lots of rock climbing! And many stunning views.

4 months ago

Super fun trail, especially if you hit Parkman, then Gilmore, then Sargent. The peak of Sargent is absolutely beautiful.

It can be pretty challenging in spots. Pretty steep elevation changes with lots of rock, but it's well worth it.

4 months ago

7 months ago

This is a great 3 peak climb. Great trail. A bit rooty, rocky, lots of ledge. You should be good on your feet if you are going to hike this. It's not a simple walk on a manicured path. We went off trail and bushwhacked and free climbed the rocky face of Gilmore. Was definitely an adventurous day.

Combined this with Sargent, Gilmore, and Bald peaks to make my favorite hike of my entire trip.

2 years ago

2 years ago

A tough challenge for me, but I made it! Great views at the top as a reward. Like other Acadia trails, much of the surface is rock, and it can be slippery. I had a pretty hard pratfall on one of them coming down--be careful!

3 years ago

Views from the peak are great. Did as part of loop with Gilmore, Bald, Sargent and Parkman . Lots of ups and downs !