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Address: Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME

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A Million Dollar View

The route that we took I would rate as Moderate for people who are used to hiking fairly long distances and steeper elevations. We started at the Jordan Pond House. Went up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cindy T
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The route that we took I would rate as Moderate for people who are used to hiking fairly long distances and steeper elevations. We started at the Jordan Pond House. Went up the Spring trail and Penobscot Mtn. trail to the top of Penobscot Mountain. We descended via the Deerbrook Trail and Jordan Pond Path. Note: Some trails are closed... More 

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We opted to park at Jordan Pond and do as a loop climbing up from south to north and ending with an easy walk back along the edge of Jordan Pond. After a short climb in steep conditions (not ideal for smallest children) you emerge above the tree line and continue a gentle ascent of the open ridge toward the... More 

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Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We hiked Penobscot Mountain with an aging Labrador in early September. We are experienced hikers, by the way. We ascended the Deer Brook Trail from the carriage road at the north end of Jordan Pond. Watch out - the Deer Brook Trail is under construction; Still passable, but you will find sections where there are old and new paths so... More 

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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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New York City, New York
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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 13, 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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