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Penobscot Mountain

Mount Desert, ME
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Helicopter rides
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- Jul 23, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The trail to Penobscot Mountain was fairly rugged at the beginning while climbing the rocks but leveled off a bit once you reached the solid granite. It was a fairly steep climb but not that difficult. Once we reached the summit, we continued to Sargent Mountain via the Sargent Mountain Pond and found that trail to be similar. Loved the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was my first hike in Acadia and has remained my favorite as there are views of most of the harbors from the top! I love all the trails up this mountail, though I usually don't take Jordan Cliffs down-- only up!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Penobscot Mountain trail is unquestionably hands down our favorite trek in Acadia National Park. Easily accessible from the Jordan Pond parking lot, this moderate hike is perfect for beginners, experts, and everyone else in between. The views are out of this world, even on this relatively intermediate terrain. Why go to the Precipice Trail when you can get even... More

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Clarksburg, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Single best views in Acadia National Park are from the summit of Penobscot Mountain! Nearly a 360 view, and multiple trails to choose from- for the adventurous and experienced hiker, take the Jordan Cliff trails up. For others, stay to the ridge trail which has wide open views at least 1/2 the hike. After your hike, treat yourself to a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

First of all, I'm not the most experienced/worldly hiker; but I still have to say that my hike to the top of this mountain was the best hike I've ever done. It was wonderful. On the park's rating system, it was under "strenuous", and at times it was, I suppose. But it was beautiful all the way down, and all... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This trail is rated moderate, but we would say it is more challenging. There is a very steep section where you have to climb boulders to ascend. Once you get past that section, it is easier going. Views are great and you can continue on to Sargent Mountain if you are feeling energetic. We descended through a river bed to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

One of my favorite hikes... I like a little varation in my hikes... With easy parts and some more difficult parts... and this had both. Beautiful views and very well maintained trails.

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

One of the bare hilltops that give "Mount Desert" its name, this is an open hike with extraordinary views - a steep climb from any trailhead get you to a granite wide summit plain. Probably OK even for beginners with good boots. Even on a crowded day there is plenty of room here. Worth the trip. Be sure to bring... More

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Bangor, Me
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is a moderately difficult mountain to climb with great views of Jordan Pond.

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Detroit, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Reached the summit via the Jordan Cliffs Trail. This was a difficult trail and quite exposed to shear drops -- some rungs and ladders too. I had a ball but would not recommend it to most folks due to the difficulty. Pensobscot, however, is a fabulous mountain with amazing views of Jordan Pond, the Atlantic and beyond. Take one of... More

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