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Take It Easy!

There are many ways to climb Penobscot, but I prefer the Penobscot Trail about a half mile from Jordan Pond rather than the Spring Trail. The former is rocky and treacherous, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Trenton, Maine
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Trenton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are many ways to climb Penobscot, but I prefer the Penobscot Trail about a half mile from Jordan Pond rather than the Spring Trail. The former is rocky and treacherous, and my doodles can't make it over the rocks. The longer trail is gradual and gentler, and better suited for dogs and someone with knee issues (hint: me!). When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great mix of a strenuous but not too scary and doable hike. Our favorite we felt really accomplished after. We are 2 adults 29 and 33 in decent shape we don't hike often and I'm too scared of the cliffs in Beehive. After we went to the peak we went down and jumped in Sargeant pond then took the... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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