Sargent South Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 1,288 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,485 feet. The trail ends near Cedar Swamp Mountain (elevation 928 feet).
Sargent South Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The relative quietness of Mount Desert Island’s second highest summit is a wonderful alternative to the crowds typically encountered atop Cadillac Mountain. With no buildings, radio towers, or automobile traffic, the most significant Sargent Mountain question to ask is which hiking trails to choose for the day’s adventure.
This suggested route from the west is a very scenic option that combines numerous barren summits, a long enjoyable ridge walk, a bubbling mountain stream, a quaint waterfall, and an assortment of interesting geological features."
--Jeffrey Romano, Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
"By combining these two steep, less-traveled trails up to Sargent’s ridge, you’ll get to walk by the carriage roads’ Waterfall and Hemlock Bridges, crisscross brooks, and admire the stonework, both natural in the form of Pulpit Rock and man-made in the form of granite steps. To loop up Sargent via the relatively less-steep way, this route goes up the Hadlock Brook Trail and comes down the Maple Spring Trail. There’s still an elevation gain of more than 1,000 feet in just over 1.0 mile."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
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