Pemetic Northwest Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Pemetic Northwest Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

1.2 miles
764 feet
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running



1 month ago

I did this hike with my mom after doing the North and South Bubbles. It is a short hike, but a great challenge. We somehow missed the ladders on the way up, so I guess you have to really look for them. The summit is very nice. Great views and not crowded because the only way up is hiking. One of the best trails in the park for sure!

2 months ago

It's easy to miss the beginning of the trail. Its across the street from the Bubbles parking lot and marked with a very small sign.
The first few hundred yards are steep, shaded dirt trails that soon turn into big granite rock slide that left us climbing more than hiking. After the rocks, there is a steep, twisting section that affords small groups of hikers a nice spot to rest before using a wooden rail to haul themselves up a pink granite rock face.
My all-time favorite trail!

rock climbing
10 months ago

Terriric shaded rock scrambling without exposure. There's a ravine with some wooden ladders that runs a couple hundred feet as an alternate trail to the slanted flat rocks. Views of Jordan pond, Eagle lake, Mt Penobscot, and southern islands and the Atlantic are pristine. Starting from Jordan pond we took the Jordan pond path north, Bubbles trail north, then Pemetic northeest and back down the South ridge trail to return to the parking lot. 6.5 miles and about 5 hours.

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