Western Mountain Connector

Acadia National Park, Maine

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain187ft
Trailhead Elevation200ft
Top201ft
Elevation Min/Max104/201ft
Elevation Start/End200/200ft
Western Mountain Connector is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 200 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 187 feet. Along the trail there are waters. This trail connects with the following: Cold Brook Trail, Mansell Mountain Trail and Gilley Trail.

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"Western Mountain is a group of mountains that includes Mansell and Bernard Mountains and Knight Nubble between them. The mountain is on the west side of Mount Desert Island—often called the “quiet side” by locals.

The hike climbs all three peaks with fine views of the coastal islands and surrounding country. The hike can be lengthened or shortened, but however you do this hike it will involve steep climbing and descents and plenty of solitude."

"Mansell Mountain, Knight Knubble, and Bernard Mountain are the westernmost peaks on Mount Desert Island. Not as barren and rocky as other Acadia mountains, this cluster (combined, they form Western Mountain) is more noteworthy for the thick spruce-fir forests that cover its slopes.

This area is also one of the quieter sections of the park, and with numerous trails crisscrossing the landscape it is a location ripe for loop hikers. From the pumping station one can choose 3-mile adventures, trips exceeding 7 miles, as well as this 4.9-mile traverse of the range. Whatever the choice, be prepared for well-constructed trails, dense mountain forests, and quaint scenic vistas."

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Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
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Dog-friendly
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Jun 2018