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Penobscot Mountain

Address: Mount Desert, ME
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Helicopter rides
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Helicopter rides

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Westminster, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I thought myself in fairly good shape but this trail had me huffing I feel like I had to work for the view. Which was TOTALLY worth it. A lot of the trail is climbing up rocks it can be very steep in parts (Granted we had started at the Bubbles went to Conners Nubble to Bubble pond then I... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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404 reviews 404 reviews
226 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of our favourite walks. Not too difficult and full of interesting terrain. Woods, exposed rocky areas and tremendous 360 deg views from the top. A great hike from Jordan Pond.

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Hallowell, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nothing terribly difficult, though good hiking boots help. Fabulous views at the top, and a swim in Sergeant Pond (between Penobscot and Sergeant mountains) is a treat on hot days.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was my first hike in Acadia. After a little confusion finding it from Jordan pond we were able to connect onto it by the carriage road. I would consider it a moderate hike. The day started rainy so we were the only ones there so it was great. The views are beautiful and there are places to sit and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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231 reviews 231 reviews
72 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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