Pemetic Northwest Trail Bubbles–Pemetic Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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This shortest and steepest route up Pemetic, which means “range of mountains” in the Wabanaki language, gives quick access to open views of mountains and sea, and even of bald eagles soaring on thermals high above. A fork in the trail provides the option of following a high road along a ledge or a low road into a ravine. Retaining the name Native Americans used to call Mount Desert Island, Pemetic Mountain provides a 360-degree panorama from atop its 1,248-foot summit. To the north is Eagle Lake; to the west lie Jordan Pond and Penobscot Mountain. To the south are the Cranberry Isles, and Cadillac Mountain rises to the east. The Pemetic Northwest Trail, formerly known as the Bubbles-Pemetic Trail, is just one of several trails up the fourth-highest peak in Acadia, some dating as far back as the late 1800s, but it’s the steepest, gaining almost 800 feet elevation in 0.5 mile. From this perch atop Pemetic, look down upon the Bubbles and Eagle Lake.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

This shortest and steepest route up Pemetic, which means “range of mountains” in the Wabanaki language, gives quick access to open views of mountains and sea, and even of bald eagles soaring on thermals high above. A fork in the trail provides the option of following a high road along a ledge or a low road into a ravine.

Retaining the name Native Americans used to call Mount Desert Island, Pemetic Mountain provides a 360-degree panorama from atop its 1,248-foot summit. To the north is Eagle Lake; to the west lie Jordan Pond and Penobscot Mountain. To the south are the Cranberry Isles, and Cadillac Mountain rises to the east. The Pemetic Northwest Trail, formerly known as the Bubbles-Pemetic Trail, is just one of several trails up the fourth-highest peak in Acadia, some dating as far back as the late 1800s, but it’s the steepest, gaining almost 800 feet elevation in 0.5 mile. From this perch atop Pemetic, look down upon the Bubbles and Eagle Lake.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 1.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Pemetic Northwest Trail (Bubbles–Pemetic Trail)

Recent Trail Reviews

7/16/2015
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My family and I have been coming to Acadia for over ten years now and we all agreed that Pemetic Mtn from the Bubbles parking lot is our favorite trail in the park. The trail is consistently filled with interesting aspects including a ladder trail through a ravine and a wooden railing on a ridge in the forest. Also, the views from the summit are some of the most spectacular I've seen with Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond just below. I highly recommend this hike to any experienced hikers who are staying in the area!



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