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Penobscot Mountain

Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Best hike we did in Acadia!

The views on this hike are stunning. After a brief climb that is basically straight up along some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin M
Greenbelt, Maryland
One Heck of a Climb

Penobscot Mountain is a huge mountain, so plan to spend a couple hours getting to the summit. We... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Jay H
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views on this hike are stunning. After a brief climb that is basically straight up along some rocky steps, you have continued panoramic views for the rest of the hike. So it's hard for a few minutes while you gain all of the elevation...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Penobscot Mountain is a huge mountain, so plan to spend a couple hours getting to the summit. We started near the Jordan Pond House and took the Spring Trail, which is a fairly strenuous trail at times (scrambling up rocks and a few vertical climbs,...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was about our 7th mountain hike in Acadia and it was the best!! We were 2/3 of the way up before we saw any other people. It was a moderate hike up and a little more strenuous down as we wanted to hook up...More

Thank Grumpyone88
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked this early in the morning while it was very foggy out. I would consider this a moderate to slightly challenging hike. There are certain parts early on that we're a little tricky to navigate up/around rocks. The mountain ridge is pretty straightforward to...More

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We had done the Penobscot and Sargent loop in the past and the memories of the steep and rocky short 0.3 miles of the Spring Trail, the starting leg of the loop, were not the most pleasant ones: not good for the hikers who are...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 8 July 2016

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....More

1  Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 6 July 2016 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...More

2  Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 16 September 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;...More

4  Thank AvidTraveller046
Reviewed 24 July 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...More

3  Thank Cadejo25
Reviewed 24 July 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...More

1  Thank Coral W
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