Pemetic North Ridge Trail
(Strenuous hiking, 1.2 miles one-way)
Pemetic Mountain is centrally located on the east side of Mount Desert Island, rising east of Jordan Pond and west of Cadillac Mountain. At 1,247 feet in elevation, it is the fourth highest mountain in Acadia National Park, and offers commanding views in all directions from its bare summit and open ridges, including Jordan Pond, The Bubbles, Sargent Mountain, Penobscot Mountain, and Cadillac Mountain.
The Pemetic North Ridge Trail is a scenic route to the peak from Bubble Pond and the Park Loop Road, five miles south of Hulls Cove Visitor Center and just under three miles north of Jordan Pond House.
From the north shore of Bubble Pond, a pretty glacial pond in the deep valley between Pemetic Mountain and Cadillac Mountain, head south and quickly cross a carriage road. Moderate climbing through the mixed hardwood and conifer forests of the ridge leads to the steep upper section and an impressive stand of hemlock trees. Ahead, ledges offer views east to the craggy west face of Cadillac Mountain. Soon you are out on the open rock slabs, and beyond the junction with Pemetic Northwest Ridge Trail, you’ll reach the top of the mountain, a balcony to the grand panoramic views of the amazing natural beauty of Acadia National Park.
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