Penobscot East Trail
ElevationAscent: 304' 93 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,178' 359 m
Low: 874' 267 m
GradeAvg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“A short and rocky connector between Jordan Cliffs and Penobscot Mt with great views of Jordan Pond.”— David Onkst
The path connects the northern end of Jordan Cliffs with Penobscot's summit. If you are running Jordan Cliffs and Penobscot Mountain in a counterclockwise manner - which is the recommended route - you'll take this trail up the mountain in a southwest manner. There are a few steep crags you have to climb on the way to the summit, but none that are unmanageable, especially if you've just come up Jordan Cliffs. Right near the top of the trail, you'll get some great views of Jordan Pond and The Bubbles.
Overall, this trail might seem like just another insignificant connecting path, but it is a lot of fun to climb, and it has some great vistas!
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Land Manager: NPS - Acadia National Park