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Parkman Mountain Trail

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A quick, moderate trail with good island views.


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1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

78%

Runnable

909' 277 m

High

259' 79 m

Low

650' 198 m

Up

379' 116 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

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Description

If you're looking for a quick run with nice views near Northeast Harbor, it's hard to beat Parkman Mountain. The trail starts just north of Upper Hadlock Pond (across Route 3 from the Goat Trail trailhead).

As you follow the trail through the woods, you'll cross several carriage roads. Watch out for horses and bike riders! Follow the trail to the top of Parkman Mountain. At 941 feet, Parkman is one of the smaller mountains on Mount Desert Island, but the views of the Cranberry Isles from the rocky summit are definitely worth it. For a bit of variation on the return trip, loop back to the trailhead via the Bald Peak Trail.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. If youre interested in learning more details about great day hikes, weather, camping / lodging, and geology, check out his book: .

Flora & Fauna

Look for wild blueberries in late July/early August.

Contacts

Shared By:

James Kaiser

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Parkman Mountain Trail
Oct 15, 2019 near Bar Harbor, ME
Parkman summit view
Oct 15, 2019 near Bar Harbor, ME
View from the summit of Parkman Mountain
Mar 18, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Descending Parkman Mountain Trail.
Oct 15, 2019 near Bar Harbor, ME
Granite on wither side of brook, showing why it is named the giant slide.
Jul 31, 2018 near Bar Harbor, ME

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