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Penobscot via Jordan Cliffs

If you’re feeling adventurous, take this route to Penobscot summit. From Jordan pond house take... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
U8565XDchrism
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Penobscot Mountain/Sargent Mountain loop

We've been doing this loop around the end of August, with or without Sargent Mountain, for years... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re feeling adventurous, take this route to Penobscot summit. From Jordan pond house take spring trail until you reach the path for Jordan cliff trail. Turn right and this trail parallels Jordan pond as you head up the side of Penobscot. Amazing views. Exciting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We've been doing this loop around the end of August, with or without Sargent Mountain, for years. At almost 75, it tests the limit of my endurance, but it feels great when we get back to the car. Some of the ashes of our dog...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank WilliamL3033
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Penobscot and Sargent Mountain Loop is the best hike we chose during our Maine trip on June 2018. Weather was favorable. 360 degree view of Acadia National Park from top of Sargent Mountain. 5.6 mile roundtrip. Alltrails map app have accurate route map of this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of our favorite hikes, either by the ridge trail or the more challenging Jordan Cliffs. If you like clear, cold mountain swimming, drop down to Sargent Pond and hop in. (No facilities.) In July and early August you can browse on blueberries, too! You...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank fromaway2
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We took the spring trail to Penobscot trail then down deer brook trail to Jordan pond trail. Took 3 hours. We went in October and it was our favorite hike in Acadia! The spring trail was a challenging hike up rocks but doable even for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The views on this hike are stunning. After a brief climb that is basically straight up along some rocky steps, you have continued panoramic views for the rest of the hike. So it's hard for a few minutes while you gain all of the elevation...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Erin M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Penobscot Mountain is a huge mountain, so plan to spend a couple hours getting to the summit. We started near the Jordan Pond House and took the Spring Trail, which is a fairly strenuous trail at times (scrambling up rocks and a few vertical climbs,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jay H
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This was about our 7th mountain hike in Acadia and it was the best!! We were 2/3 of the way up before we saw any other people. It was a moderate hike up and a little more strenuous down as we wanted to hook up...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked this early in the morning while it was very foggy out. I would consider this a moderate to slightly challenging hike. There are certain parts early on that we're a little tricky to navigate up/around rocks. The mountain ridge is pretty straightforward to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank marissa811
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We had done the Penobscot and Sargent loop in the past and the memories of the steep and rocky short 0.3 miles of the Spring Trail, the starting leg of the loop, were not the most pleasant ones: not good for the hikers who are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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