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Penobscot Mountain
Mount Desert, ME

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

Route: Carriage roads, Spring Trail, Penobscot Mountain Trail, East Cliffs Trail, Deer Brook Trail, Jordan Pond Path

Managed to sneak this one in just before the rain arrived.

Jordan Cliffs Trail is closed for nesting season. Spring Trail from the upper Carriage Road was a lot of fun with steps, scrambles, cliffs, etc. Penobscot Mountain Trail was yet another nice ridge walk with nonstop views and wild flowers. East Cliffs Trail had a few nice viewpoints, but was also pretty heavily eroded/loose. Deer Brook Trail has been stabilized with steps and waterbars. Nice walk around the western side of Jordan Pond.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, June 4, 2018
Parking Elevation: 300'
Destination: Penobscot Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:48
Trailhead Elevation: 300'
Summit Elevation: 1,196'
Vertical Gain: 976'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,176'

Looking at the Bubbles from Penobscot Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Bubbles from Penobscot Mountain

The Jordan Pond Path
The Jordan Pond Path

One of the natives
One of the natives

Directions to trailhead: The Jordan Pond House hiker lot (park permit) is located just north of the Jordan Pond House entrance off Jordan Pond Road.

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