Sargent East Cliffs Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain749ft
Trailhead Elevation1,366ft
Elevation Min/Max621/1366ft
Elevation Start/End1366/1366ft

Sargent East Cliffs Trail

Sargent East Cliffs Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 1,366 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 749 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Deer Brook Trail, Grandgent Trail, Sargent Mountain South Ridge Trail and Sargent Northwest Trail.

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"Accessed from the Deer Brook Trail, this is a recently reopened route up Sargent Mountain, at 1,373 feet the park’s second-highest peak. The approximately 90-year-old trail, tastefully refurbished with some unique historic-style cairns, offers jaw- dropping views of Cadillac Mountain rising above North and South Bubbles, Conners Nubble, and Eagle Lake."
100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"Acadia National Park is dissected by a series of parallel ridgelines. Carved by receding glaciers and stripped by the infamous 1947 fire, these polished-granite mountains showcase exquisite seacoast scenery. Enshrouded with ocean breezes that carry the fresh scent of prolific pine needles, each of these ridges has something unique to offer; however, the finest, most rewarding trek scales the barren summits of Sargent and Penobscot Mountains."

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We connected this to the Bald and Parkman Mountain trails to make one long extended hike. The views of Somes Sound are just stunning, and on a clear day you can see miles out in every direction. Very beautiful, would definitely recommend. Also would recommend the detour to a small pond that lies between Sargeant and Penobscot. The perfect place to soak your feet or have a swim on a sweltering hiking day!

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