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Nice hike should be rated moderate especially if you think Schoodic Mountain is hard (NOT). Great view east and south

Far exceeded my expectations. Beautiful views of Frenchmans bay lakes forests and mountains. A 360 view from the top. A great family hike with no difficult areas. The trail markers could be better so extra attention is needed

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1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Steep and rocky but worth the effort. Amazing views at the top. lovely lake at the bottom. We liked that there was hardly anyone there! Our chihuahua and golden made it up and down with absolutely no problem.
Make time for this hike. You will be glad you did!

1 month ago

Great hike! Colors are just starting. The trail is well marked but keep an eye out. There is one spot just up from the fork (that takes you down to the parking lot or to Schoodic Beach) where the rocks are marked but if you don't look carefully the trail looks like it goes to the right. You need to go left. It's a challenging hike and very rewarding.

The incline is steep, and occasionally rocky. Nevertheless, it is absolutely breathtaking once you reach the top!

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1 month ago

Really fun, quicker summit hike. Some light scrambling, fun little side trails, and a 360 view that just won't quit. The beach is a nice return loop. Great views of the freshwater lakes and the ocean/Acadia NP. Great way to get your bearings before a weekend on the coast.

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2 months ago

We loved this hike and will do it again!! And our Chocolate Lab, Houdini, was able to make the climb with no probem. I would really urge everyone to go to the East Peak for the best views all around! I'm not sure if it's still Franklin or Sullivan but in that area. It can be hard to find if your not familar with the area. Basically Off route 1 in Sullivan to 183 , Tunk Lake Rd about 4miles down on the left, it's part of the Donnell Land Preserve and there is a sign but the trees hide it till you are almost past. It's a dirt road that is well maintained. It forks you can go left to Schoodic Mtn which is also a great hike or go right to Black Mtn. There's a small parking spot for 2-3cars. We loved this hike and will do it again. Beautiful 360degree view. You have to go all they way to the East Peak. If feels like your going down the other side but you actually go to the other peak and it's so worth the trek. I bet fall will be beautiful!!

Fun scrambles up, great views plus a swim at the base. Perfect!

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2 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful at sunset!!

Very easy quick hike. Offers some decent views. Is great for a quick trip.

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2 months ago

Overall a moderate hike. Many easy walks through the woods with two steep sections. Not many views, but also not crowded

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