Parkman Mountain Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain1,222ft
Trailhead Elevation254ft
Elevation Min/Max254/935ft
Elevation Start/End254/254ft

Parkman Mountain Trail

Parkman Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 254 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,222 feet. The Goat trail Parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Hadlock Loop Carriage Trail, Grandgent Trail, Bald Peak Trail, Hadlock Brook Trail, Giant Slide Trail and Sargent Northwest Trail.

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"The 360-degree views from these 900-foot-plus peaks, plus the relatively easy access from ME 198, make these summits popular. You may encounter crowds and even hear the noise of traffic. But by looping up from this lesser-used trailhead near the Norumbega parking area, rather than from the more crowded Parkman Mountain parking lot, you may get more solitude. Follow the Hadlock Brook Trail 0.1 mile to the less-frequented Parkman Mountain trailhead. You’ll start the Parkman Mountain loop by crossing three carriage roads in quick succession within 0.3 mile. The trail then parallels the carriage road for a bit, turns right at a huge rock, and soon takes a sharp left."

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Nice easy hike, with rewarding views of Somes Sound. Crosses carriage trails a number of times.

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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Acadia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
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