hiking
off trail
8 days ago

Map is not accurate. Trail has been re-routed

The Little Harbor Brook portion of this trail is incredible. The brook is beautiful and the trail is well maintained. This brook is one of the clearest I have ever seen in Maine. We hiked up to where it connects to the Asticou and Jordan Pond Path. We turned left. That is also an incredible path, possibly one of the most well-made I have ever seen. The fine gravel path is wide enough for two people side by side, and there are full granite steps on inclines. We then took the map house trail and the Charles Savage Trail up and over Eliot Mountain. There is a trail from the map house to the Charles Savage trail, but it was very hard to follow and I wouldn’t recommend it. Simply follow the little dirt road in that direction, and eventually you will see the marker for the Eliot Mountain on your left. Overall a great hike.

It was a great trail with peaceful views. Not all trails are on the map so please be safe. I decided to take a loop trail towards Long pond. I was told that it brought you back to the parking lot. Well, wrong parking lot. Had to walk the road but all in all, definitely a good hike. love the area.

Meh. The trail was super clear, almost no ice in March which was cool. It was a very fast walk up for an okay view. We made the mistake of going down the Triad Trail which AllTrails said to do. Don’t bother. There’s nothing to see. It comes out with several carriage trails. It is also a gateway to Pemetic but that was too far for my 10 year old. (Pemetic is AMAZING BTW!! I did that a few months ago.)

hiking
7 months ago

Day Mountain Trail to the summit was moderate hiking, some steep parts with lots of tree roots and rocks, but the views from the summit were spectacular. On our return we continued on the Lower Day Mountain and Hunters Cliff Trails. A lot of effort for small views of the cliffs at the end of Hunters Cliff Trail. No real views on Lower Day Mountain Trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful, kids friendly trail. No people met.

Very quiet trail with amazing views. Will come back for sure. Steep incline to start, with a fairly easy walk in the middle, followed by another steep incline up to the summit. Nice woods with moss as well as some ledge hiking. Watch for cairns over blazes on most of the trail.

Love this. Would probably be better to do with older kids, but an amazing view. Very few people on the trail compared to the rest of the busy park.

walking
scramble
8 months ago

This is a hiking trail. I would call it moderate, not easy. Best views in the park I've seen so far. Some absolutely wonderful panoramas. I went up the trail and down the Carriage Road, would have been butt sliding to get down. GPS went squirrely so distance was actually closer to 2.9 miles.

Really pretty, forest and stream trail.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

Hiked this trail with my 16y/0 son and dog. Trail is marked with cairns along route ending in a rocky beach area. It descends from the Champlain Drive parking area, ascends in the way back. Tree roots and rocks. Nice little hike.

Good knee workout

on Day Mountain Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Great dog on leash trail with 2 small 18lb dogs. There are spots that are vertical ledge and could be tricky when wet. Day Mountain Summit view is not as great as lookout before. If you want another great view keep going to summit The Triad, great place to snack and lunch. No water source on trail, so bring proper fluids for the puppies.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This 4.3 mile loop is entirely within the boundaries of the Land & Garden Preserve, and combine carriage roads and portions of the Jordan Stream Trail, Richard Trail, and David & Neva Trail. It offers a bit of everything. Fresh water pond, meadows, old mossy forest, streamside walking, a few nice views, and a magnificent stone carriage road bridge. A portion of the Jordan Stream Trail is newly renovated, with extensive board walk through boggy areas and bridges cutting back and forth over the steam. Overall, a very nice and uncrowded walk.

Started at Lower Day Mountain and then crossed the road to this trail. I would rate this more moderate than easy- it’s a very short hike but quite rocky/rooty/steep in parts. Some beautiful views at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice, quiet walk through the woods. Few hills; fairly flat; packed gravel. Saw a few folks riding horses, but only one other couple walking, so it was truly “lightly trafficked” during this busy August week when everything else seems overrun with people.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice and easy trail with a small section of rock “scrambling”. We went counterclockwise from the Jordan House and on the last leg of the trail coming back, my kids LOVED the timber wood used for the trail. Beautiful views of the Jordon Pond the whole way.

hiking
bugs
rocky
10 months ago

This trail was pretty easy but was very buggy, lots of roots, and loose stones. But overall pretty fun and relaxing with pretty sites.

Had a great time on this hike with our 3 y/o cattle dog. We skipped Sgt Mtn because it was so hot and exposed, and instead took Deer Brook Trail. We hardly saw people going up Penobscot, but near the Bubbles it became a little crowded. The views were very rewarding, and the whole loop took only 3 hours. There were some parts we had to scramble, but our dog handled it with no problems. Would definitely recommend if you want to a see a lot in one half-day hike!

Climbed as much of the rocks as we could, so we strayed from the trail a bit. Connected to Main Street near the end to head into town.

hiking
10 months ago

Would have loved to give this trail 5 stars. But once we got to the cobblestone bridge we met a couple off leash dogs that ran around us. It was not enjoyable. We did not finish this trail. But the part we did do was beautiful.

Like another reviewer we skipped the sergeant mountain portion, it was a HOT day and we didn’t fancy another exposed mountainside hike. We did make a detour to sergeant pond, though, which was absolutely magical and a secluded place for a fresh water swim (one of only a few ponds where it’s allowed in the park). The views from the top of Penobscot mountain are absolutely stunning as are the views from bubble rock. There is a lot of near vertical scrambling both up and down throughout the hike so you would absolutely need to be fit and experienced for this one. Highly recommend this great strenuous hike, and made the popovers at Jordan Pond House even more delicious.

hiking
10 months ago

Somewhere between easy and moderate, mostly due to the many tree roots and rocks on trail. Almost entirely through the woods. Only two scenic viewpoints; the one before reaching the summit provided a very nice panorama.

hiking
11 months ago

We took this trial on the way down from Jordan lake. The view from Triad Peak is incredible. But, as you get farther down the trail isn’t particularly well marked and involved some rock scrambling. Our kids (5 and 9) were great on it and loved it but our friends and their kids (9 and 13) who aren’t as outdoorsy found it a bit much, especially without proper footwear. We were happy to have hiking shoes on for the way down.

This was a great trail with lots of climbing and stepping up giant stones. Definitely worth the views. Another trail that gets the heart pumping and sweat dripping. The views at the top are astounding, overlooking Jordan pond and ocean views. We skipped out of Sergent’s Mountain and took the Deer Path to South Bubble then took the loop around Jordans pond. Great hike ended up doing 5 miles but could have done more.

hiking
11 months ago

A fairly easy trail we saw a lot if children. I'm sure there were beautiful views, but it was very foggy today.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a beautiful Trail that runs along Jordan Stream. I found it very peaceful and you come upon the beautiful Cobblestone Bridge. It was a bit muddy from the rain the day before. It was easily accessible from Jordan Restaurant

on Day Mountain Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Quiet, not busy with tourists. Beautiful scenic views.

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