Penobscot and Sargent Mountain Loop
This loop across the peaks of two of the highest peaks on Mount Desert Island provides unobstructed views along the ridge and a wonderful hike along the iconic Jordan Pond.
About 1.5 miles from the start of the Spring Trail to the Peak of Penobscot. Another mile to Sargent and then 1 mile down to Jordan Pond. Then 1.5 miles back to the Jordan Pond House.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The climb up the Spring Trail is steep and should be avoided for descents and on wet days. The climb off of Sargent is also steep and caution should be exercised.
Time To Complete
You will want to take your time along the ridge and narrow trails by Jordan Pond can make it difficult to pass slower moving groups.
Summer and Fall
This hike is best completed during the summer months and early fall. Acadia's long winters keep trails closed for much of the year
On Leash Only
$25 for a week pass for non-commercial vehicles. $50 for a season pass.