Mansell Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 147 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 799 feet.
Mansell Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A day hike up Mansell Mountain, returning along the shore of Long Pond. From the pumping station follow the Great Pond Trail around the corner of the lake for only a short distance. Watch for the Perpendicular Trail branching off to the left, and follow it. The trail starts climbing immediately and soon crosses a boulder field, ascending the upper part with some remarkable switchbacks constructed entirely of stone. You will see many more beautifully constructed rock steps on this lower section of the trail. As with other hikes in Acadia National Park, this trail displays some fine examples of stonework."
--Tom Seymour, Hiking Maine (Falcon Guides).
"The hike: Although this is a relatively short trail, and less steep than the neighboring Perpendicular Trail, the Mansell Mountain Trail should not be underestimated. First described as part of a pre–Revolutionary War road, the Mansell Mountain Trail starts off by going up a wide but steep path through the woods. Switchbacks and blue blazes mark the way. By the time you reach the mountain’s exposed granite, the pitch is very steep. Highlights: Climb up wooded summit of 949-foot Mansell Mountain, with nearby overlook of Long Pond."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
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