Giant Slide Trail to Sargent Mountain and Gilmore Peak

HARD 15 reviews
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Giant Slide Trail to Sargent Mountain and Gilmore Peak is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1440 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

This was a challenging hike but definitely fun if you are up for the challenge! It starts with an easy walk through the woods followed by a lot of scrambling up over rocks and boulders to get to Gilmore Peak. The views are great and worth the effort. Luckily, we hiked on a dry day and the boulders were not slippery. Take care if you go on a wet day. The trek down was hard on our old knees. I would not recommend this trail for young children.

hiking
4 days ago

8 days ago

Great hike, the bouldering is a fun experience and the views at both peaks are fantastic! Took are son, 10 yr old who "doesn't like hiking" and he had a great time said it was a pretty cool hike!!

14 days ago

Don't let the slow, rolling start fool you, soon enough you will be scrambling over rocks and squeezing through crevices. We had a great time on this challenging trail--my teenage son enjoyed it immensely!

hiking
22 days ago

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hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite trails. Nice climb up a brook then climbing up and over rocks and boulders. You even climb through a rock slide and behind a giant rock slab that is kind of like a cave!

10 months ago

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11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

great hike - the giant slide is the toughest part but well worth the effort. You can easily bag 4 peaks on the hike!

11 months ago

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014