Pemetic East Cliff Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

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Pemetic East Cliff Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 955 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 418 feet.
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Pemetic East Cliff Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 955 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 418 feet. This trail connects with the following: Bubble & Jordan Ponds Path and Pemetic South Ridge Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 418 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 955 feet
Top Elevation: 955 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Pemetic East Cliff Trail
Parks: Acadia National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 573/955 ft
Elevation Start/End: 955/955 ft
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This little-traveled trail, also known as Pemetic West Cliff Trail, provides an important link from the Jordan Pond area to Pemetic Mountain from the southwest. From the Pond Trail, the Pemetic Southwest Trail heads up the cliffs and rock faces of Pemetic, which can be slippery when wet. Highlights: Little-traveled trail to ridge of Pemetic Mountain from the southwest, providing access to the 1,248-foot summit.

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Hiking Acadia National Park

Hiking Acadia National Park

This shortest and steepest route up Pemetic, which means “range of mountains” in the Wabanaki language, gives quick access to open views of mountains and sea, and even of bald eagles soaring on thermals high above. A fork in the trail provides the option of following a high road along a ledge or a low road into a ravine.

Retaining the name Native Americans used to call Mount Desert Island, Pemetic Mountain provides a 360-degree panorama from atop its 1,248-foot summit. To the north is Eagle Lake; to the west lie Jordan Pond and Penobscot Mountain. To the south are the Cranberry Isles, and Cadillac Mountain rises to the east. The Pemetic Northwest Trail, formerly known as the Bubbles-Pemetic Trail, is just one of several trails up the fourth-highest peak in Acadia, some dating as far back as the late 1800s, but it’s the steepest, gaining almost 800 feet elevation in 0.5 mile. From this perch atop Pemetic, look down upon the Bubbles and Eagle Lake.

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