Perpendicular Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine 04674

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain1,045ft
Trailhead Elevation62ft
Top934ft
Elevation Min/Max62/934ft
Elevation Start/End62/62ft

Perpendicular Trail

Perpendicular Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 62 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,045 feet. The trail ends near Mansell Mountain (elevation 912 feet) and the perpendicular trail sign information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Mansell Mountain Trail, Long Pond Trail and Great Pond Trail.

Perpendicular Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This loop takes you up almost vertically from the shore of Long Pond, along a series of spectacular stone steps on the Perpendicular Trail, and down the Mansell Mountain Trail.

One of the two summits making up what’s known collectively as Western Mountain, the 949-foot Mansell is wooded, but two overlooks on this hike provide good views."

Perpendicular Trail Reviews

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8/18/2008
this was a wonderful hike. I was amazed at how much work went into making this trail. THere are probably 500 stone stairs cut out of the rock to help in this hike. Scenery is beautiful hard to get lost on this one.
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8/1/2008
this trail is straight up,one of the best and most strenuous trail that i have ever hiked.
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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Parks
Acadia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018