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Mount Megunticook Out and Back

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3.6 mile 5.7 kilometer out and back
71% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,094' 333 m
Descent: -1,094' -333 m
High: 1,361' 415 m
Low: 267' 81 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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A short but moderate run to Mount Megunticook and some great views of the harbor.

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While the route tends to be a bit steep at times, it stakes you straight up to some of the best views in the park. From the Ocean lookout you can see Mount Battie, the town of Camden, and all of Penobscot Bay including Acadia. Look really carefully on a clear day and you might even see Mount Washington to the west.

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From the parking area, take Megunticook Trail all the way up to it's terminus at Ridge Trail. The trail gets steeper and steeper as you run but its never too extreme. Once the trail ends you'll have wonderful views of the ocean. You can see Mount Battie, the town of Camden, and all of Penobscot Bay including Acadia. Look really carefully on a clear day and you might even see Mount Washington to the west.

Continue on, following ridge trail to reach the summit of Mount Megunticook. After enjoying the summit, turn back and at the junction, follow Adam's Lookout Trail to return. Adam's Lookout Trail has more wonderful views as it descends a somewhat steep grade back to the junction with Megunticook Trail. A right will take you back down to the parking area.

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Land Manager: Maine Bureau of Parks

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Upon reaching the ocean lookout on the Ridge Trail, enjoy pleasant views of Camden and Penobscot Bay from Mt. Battie.
Mar 30, 2017 near Camden, ME

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