Sargent Mountain Loop via Giant Slide and Grandgent Trails

Northeast Harbor, Maine

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This strenuous loop combines sections of a few trails for a traverse along huge boulders and rock slabs at the bottom of a giant slide and then up the open summit of Sargent, Acadia’s second-highest peak. You’ll also bag less-visited Gilmore Peak, nestled between Sargent and Parkman Mountains. Deceivingly easy at first, the hike begins relatively flat. The Giant Slide Trail starts by winding through a mossy forest and along some extensive trail work to protect the terrain—dozens of sections of log bridges, each 6 to 7 feet long, known as bog walks. Soon you’ll climb a short series of granite steps to an amazing sea-green-colored, lichen-terraced landscape.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

This strenuous loop combines sections of a few trails for a traverse along huge boulders and rock slabs at the bottom of a giant slide and then up the open summit of Sargent, Acadia’s second-highest peak. You’ll also bag less-visited Gilmore Peak, nestled between Sargent and Parkman Mountains.

Deceivingly easy at first, the hike begins relatively flat.
The Giant Slide Trail starts by winding through a mossy forest and along some extensive trail work to protect the terrain—dozens of sections of log bridges, each 6 to 7 feet long, known as bog walks. Soon you’ll climb a short series of granite steps to an amazing sea-green-colored, lichen-terraced landscape.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Northeast Harbor
Distance: 5.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 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 Sargent Mountain Loop via Giant Slide and Grandgent Trails

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