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Mount Megunticook Out and Back

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

Liz

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3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

Out and Back

1,361' 415 m

High

267' 81 m

Low

1,094' 333 m

Up

1,094' 333 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Family Friendly A shorter loop that summits Mount Megunticook.

Overview

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.

Description

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 hike 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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Aug 25, 2020
Navin Mohan
Aug 15, 2020
Roger Mitchell
If you're view motivated hikers, skip the summit and turn back at the ocean overlook
Aug 9, 2020
Mariska ter Haak
We only did the loop. Steep climb, beautiful views at Ocean and Adams view point. 3mi — 1h 52m
Jun 15, 2020
Theresa Carr
4mi
Sep 9, 2019
Scott Wallace