Long Pond Trail

Stonington, Maine

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The trail takes some tricky turns across creek beds and along granite faces, so watch for small cairns and blue blazes that mark the way. Shortly after the trail goes by a cascade, Long Pond comes into view through the trees. When the trail finally reaches the shore at 4.5 miles from the town landing, be sure to savor the views. The path follows the pond for less than 100 yards before it heads steeply back up the ridge via switchbacks. The trail takes you over a deep crevice on a small wooden bridge and continues its upward course, steeply and then more gently. Because the trailhead is about a 3-mile walk on the island loop road from either the town landing or Duck Harbor Landing, Long Pond Trail is the most difficult to reach on Isle au Haut. Highlights: Views of mile-long freshwater pond; wooded Bowditch Mountain; uncrowded.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

The trail takes some tricky turns across creek beds and along granite faces, so watch for small cairns and blue blazes that mark the way. Shortly after the trail goes by a cascade, Long Pond comes into view through the trees. When the trail finally reaches the shore at 4.5 miles from the town landing, be sure to savor the views. The path follows the pond for less than 100 yards before it heads steeply back up the ridge via switchbacks.

The trail takes you over a deep crevice on a small wooden bridge and continues its upward course, steeply and then more gently. Because the trailhead is about a 3-mile walk on the island loop road from either the town landing or Duck Harbor Landing, Long Pond Trail is the most difficult to reach on Isle au Haut. Highlights: Views of mile-long freshwater pond; wooded Bowditch Mountain; uncrowded.

© 2016 Dolores Kong & Dan Ring/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Stonington
Distance: 9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Day hike or overnight
Season: Late April thru mid-November, weather depending
Trailhead Elevation: 150 feet
Top Elevation: 420 feet
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Long Pond Trail

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