Long Pond Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

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Long Pond Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 147 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,060 feet. The trail ends near Jerusalem Mountain (elevation 417 feet).
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Long Pond Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 147 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,060 feet. The trail ends near Jerusalem Mountain (elevation 417 feet). This trail connects with the following: Bowditch Trail and Median Ridge Trail.
Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 3.1
Elevation Gain: 1,060 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 147 feet
Top Elevation: 400 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Long Pond Trail
Parks: Acadia National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 26/400 ft
Elevation Start/End: 147/147 ft
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Hiking Acadia National Park

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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.

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May 2018