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, Maine that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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25 days ago

Amazing!!

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1 month ago

Amazing hike. I think for a more experienced hiker due to the cliffs. Views are incredible. Round Trip took 3.5 hours and I am a slower hiker. Lots of stops for views.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Intense. Add about 1/2 mile for a dip detour in Sargent Pond.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Definitely a steep climb in either direction, but the views are killer!

2 months ago

if u have a problem with heights this is not for u

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2 months ago

Great hike! The only thing was that on the way back on the loop; the Jordan Cliffs trail section with the fixed iron rungs was closed due to falcon nesting. We ended up continuing down a different trail down the mountain to Jordan pond and walked the path around the pond back to the parking lot. It ended up being a lot longer hike but it was definitely worth it. Plenty of beautiful scenery.

9 months ago

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Friday, September 16, 2016

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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