Penobscot Mountain Trail

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Penobscot Mountain Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1040 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Bar Harbor, ME: Travel the Park Loop Road to approximately .5 mile north of Jordan Pond Gatehouse. The trail begins on the west side of the road in the Jordan House parking lot. Walk to the boat ramp and begin on the path running on the pond's southern shore.

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8 days ago

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28 days ago

Loved this trail. Found it by accident after realizing Jordan Cliffs was closed for the breeding Falcons. The views on this trail are outstanding. Great leg burner but not too long. Can't go wrong with choosing this hike

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28 days ago

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5 months ago

Great Winter hike. Look for snowy owls on the east ledges. Saw 4!

hiking
8 months ago

This was a phenomenal trek which includes rocky cliff switchbacks and a few vertical climbs. Once above tree line there are several false summits but the views are stunning and keep you engaged and motivated to summit. Sunblock is highly recommended and scrambling up the vertical cliffs always felt safe...there are even a few spots with some wood railings for added safety but does not take away from the being in nature feeling. Another great thing about this trail was that despite being late September, we only saw a few other couples...a great hike to challenge you physically, mentally and dodge the touristy areas.

hiking
9 months ago

Very strenuous but a lot of fun. Took this up, then stopped at Sargent Pond, then took Jordan Cliffs down. It might have been one of my favorite hikes of the trip.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a killer hike. Great challenge and beautiful views. The summit offers 3)0 views including Sargent mountain, Jordan pond, the ocean, and more. I was the only one on the mountain at 7:30 am on a Saturday.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Started at Jordan Pond and went up Spring Trail to the top of Penobscot. It was fairly steep at the beginning but pretty fun trail. Had to slightly boost our black lab up only one section on the trail. Views were great. Then down the other side to connect with the north end of Jordan pond. Before getting there there is a very nice and new stair action near the carriage trail. Walk along Pond is nice but more crowded.

11 months ago

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Monday, August 17, 2015

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hiked up via the Jordan Cliffs trail. Probably my favorite in all of Acadia.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

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Saturday, June 27, 2015