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Parkman Mountain Trail

Intermediate

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1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 650' 198 m
Descent: -379' -116 m
High: 909' 277 m
Low: 259' 79 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Trail shared by James Kaiser

A quick, moderate trail with good island views.

James Kaiser

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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.

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Aug 17, 2018
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View from the summit of Parkman Mountain
Mar 18, 2016 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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