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Trip Log


Norumbega Mountain
Mount Desert, ME

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

Route: Hadlock Pond Trail, Norumbega Mountain Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape.

Trails on the east side of the pond are a little bit confusing, as they essentially circle around a private residence, then drop onto an access road to the dam.

The best on trail views on Norumbega are on this trail, just before the summit, providing a nice sunset perspective this evening. There's also a great eastern view via a short but scrappy bushwhack east from the highpoint (did this in the spring, but skipped on this evening on account of time).

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Parking Elevation: 240'
Destination: Norumbega Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 240'
Summit Elevation: 852'
Vertical Gain: 692'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:11
Hike Vertical Gain: 812'

The Bowl Trail trailhead on Park Loop Road
The Bowl Trail trailhead on Park Loop Road

The sunset from Norumbega Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset from Norumbega Mountain

Lower Hadlock Pond
Lower Hadlock Pond

Directions to trailhead: From the Brown Mountain Gatehouse lot off Route 3, there is a trailhead diagonally across the road southbound.

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