Sargent Northwest Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain871ft
Trailhead Elevation522ft
Elevation Min/Max522/1366ft
Elevation Start/End522/522ft

Sargent Northwest Trail

Sargent Northwest Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 522 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 871 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Hadlock Loop Carriage Trail, Grandgent Trail, Parkman Mountain Trail, Sargent East Cliffs Trail, Sargent Mountain South Ridge Trail and Giant Slide Trail.

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"This strenuous loop combines sections of a few trails for a traverse along huge boulders and rock slabs at the bottom of a giant slide and then up the open summit of Sargent, Acadia’s second-highest peak. You’ll also bag less-visited Gilmore Peak, nestled between Sargent and Parkman Mountains. Deceivingly easy at first, the hike begins relatively flat. The Giant Slide Trail starts by winding through a mossy forest and along some extensive trail work to protect the terrain—dozens of sections of log bridges, each 6 to 7 feet long, known as bog walks. Soon you’ll climb a short series of granite steps to an amazing sea-green-colored, lichen-terraced landscape."

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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park
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USGS: Southwest Harbor, ME
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