Penobscot Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 171 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,530 feet. Penobscot Mountain (elevation 1,194 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Penobscot Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A strenuous hike to two of Acadia’s highest peaks, with long periods of hiking on open ledges with spectacular views. The cliffs of Penobscot Mountain rise steeply from the western shore of Jordan Pond and provide habitat for one of Acadia’s nesting pairs of peregrine falcons. This hike provides an alternative to the Jordan Cliffs Trail, which is often closed due to the nesting falcons. Sargent Mountain is the second highest peak on Mount Desert Island, and its flat, wide-open sub-alpine summit provides some of the island’s best views of Somes Sound, the Cranberry Islands, and western mountains."
--Ty Wivell, Discover Maine (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"From boardwalks and bridges to stone staircases and sheer cliff faces, this varied terrain will keep older children engaged as they seek the scenic summit. Few of Acadia National Park’s visitors venture up Penobscot Mountain—a hike offering some of Acadia’s most interesting terrain and sweeping panoramic views. While sections of the hike will challenge even experienced youngsters, the rewards and the grand sense of accomplishment are well worth the effort."
--Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair, Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Take a challenging hike to two of Acadia’s highest peaks, with long stretches on open ledges with spectacular views."
--Jerry & Marcy Monkman, Discover Acadia National Park (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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