Western Mountain Connector

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain187ft
Trailhead Elevation200ft
Elevation Min/Max104/201ft
Elevation Start/End200/200ft

Western Mountain Connector

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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Hiking Maine: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Greg Westrich
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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."
Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"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."
Discover Acadia National Park (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jerry & Marcy Monkman
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"The views are limited, but the climb to the highest peaks on the western side of Mount Desert Island is physically rewarding."

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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Acadia National Park
Local Contacts
AMC’s Acadia national Park discovery Map: F4
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