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

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The upper Grandgent Trail on the way up Sargent Mountain
The upper Grandgent Trail on the way up Sargent Mountain

Route: Around-Mountain Carriage Road, Maple Spring Trail, Garndgent Trail, Sargent South Ridge Trail, Maple Spring Trail, Parkman Mountain Trail, Bald Peak Trail, Around-Mountain Carriage Road

Carriage Road had awesome footing (stonedust) and good views. Excellent to jog.

Maple Spring Trail was hard to follow in a few places due to copious number of brook crossings. Very nice ridgewalk on Sargent Mountain. Adding the three subpeaks was great too, as they were filled with views and alpine zones.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Parking Elevation: 340'
Destination: Sargent Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:48
Trailhead Elevation: 340'
Summit Elevation: 1,373'
Vertical Gain: 1,083'
Destination: Gilmore Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 1,373'
Summit Elevation: 1,030'
Vertical Gain: 120'
Destination: Parkman Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 1,030'
Summit Elevation: 941'
Vertical Gain: 201'
Destination: Bald Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 941'
Summit Elevation: 974'
Vertical Gain: 160'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:07
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

One of the amazing stone bridges on the Around Mountain Carriage Road
One of the amazing stone bridges on the Around Mountain Carriage Road

Looking toward the main land from Sargent Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking toward the main land from Sargent Mountain

The Sargent South Ridge Trail on the way to Gilmore Peak
The Sargent South Ridge Trail on the way to Gilmore Peak

Looking at the ocean from Gilmore Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at the ocean from Gilmore Peak

Approaching the summit of Parkman Mountain
Approaching the summit of Parkman Mountain

Looking at Bald Peak from Parkman Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bald Peak from Parkman Mountain

Approaching the summit of Bald Peak
Approaching the summit of Bald Peak

Looking over Upper Hadlock Pond from near the summit of Bald Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking over Upper Hadlock Pond from near the summit of Bald Peak

Topographic map of Sargent Mountain, Gilmore Peak, Parkman Mountain, Bald Peak


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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