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About


Norumbega Mountain
Mount Desert, ME

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

Route: Goat Trail

Goat Trail was neat to see following the 2012 step work. Previously nasty ledge ascents now have rock steps, making it a more reasonable ascent/descent. While there isn't much to see from the summit cairn, there are excellent cliff views a short bushwhack east, and decent western views a hundred yards south on trail.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Norumbega Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Parking Elevation: 220'
Destination: Norumbega Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 280'
Summit Elevation: 852'
Vertical Gain: 592'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:07
Hike Vertical Gain: 612'


The Goat Trail trailhead off Park Loop Road
The Goat Trail trailhead off Park Loop Road

Looking at Sargent Mountain from near the summit of Norumbega Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Sargent Mountain from near the summit of Norumbega Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 198 south from Route 233. The Goat Trail trailhead and pull off parking area will be on the right, just prior to Upper Hadlock Pond.



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