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Bald Peak, Parkman Mountain, Gilmore Peak, Sargent Mountain
Mount Desert, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending the Bald Peak Trail
Ascending the Bald Peak Trail

Route: Around-Mountain Carriage Road, Bald Peak Trail, Grandgent Trail, Sargent South Ridge Trail, Birch Spring Trail, Hadlock Brook Trail

Trails were mostly dry. Lots of wildflowers in bloom. Fantastic views on all four peaks and awesome ridge walk off Sargent.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Parkman Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Gilmore Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Sargent Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Parking Elevation: 340'
Destination: Bald Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 340'
Summit Elevation: 974'
Vertical Gain: 634'
Destination: Parkman Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 974'
Summit Elevation: 941'
Vertical Gain: 127'
Destination: Gilmore Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:19
Trailhead Elevation: 941'
Summit Elevation: 1,030'
Vertical Gain: 290'
Destination: Sargent Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,030'
Summit Elevation: 1,373'
Vertical Gain: 463'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:09
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,564'


The spur to the Around Mountain Carriage Road off Route 3
The spur to the Around Mountain Carriage Road off Route 3

Looking toward Blue Hill from Bald Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Blue Hill from Bald Peak

The trail between Bald Peak and Parkman Mountain
The trail between Bald Peak and Parkman Mountain

Looking south over Upper Hadlock Pond from Parkman Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking south over Upper Hadlock Pond from Parkman Mountain

Departing Parkman Mountain
Departing Parkman Mountain

Looking west over Bald Peak (left) and Parkman Mountain (right) from Gilmore Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking west over Bald Peak (left) and Parkman Mountain (right) from Gilmore Peak

Ascending Sargent Mountain
Ascending Sargent Mountain

Looking east over the Bubbles at Cadillac Mountain from Sargent Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking east over the Bubbles at Cadillac Mountain from Sargent Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 198 south from Route 233. Shortly after passing Sargent Drive, there will be a small parking area on the left side of the road at a height of land. A short spur to the Carriage Road network is located adjacent to the restroom.



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