Acadia National Park: Mountain Carriage Loop

This old 11.1-mile carriage loop is a family-friendly adventure complete with lakes, streams, easy walking, and beautiful ocean vistas. Open to cyclists and hikers.
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This old 11.1-mile carriage loop is a family-friendly adventure complete with lakes, streams, easy walking, and beautiful ocean vistas. Open to cyclists and hikers.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 17.7

Waypoints

ANP001

Location: 44.311752, -68.285027

Trailhead marked by a large, ornate gatehouse; head N

ANP002

Location: 44.313354, -68.28405

Begin loop; turn L, heading N to Upper Hemlock Pond

ANP003

Location: 44.32914, -68.291855

Bear R @ signpost 13; trail leads Sbriefly then turns back N

ANP004

Location: 44.33036, -68.288918

Turn L, staying W of the granite domes of Parkman Mtn., Bald Peak, and Gilmore Peak

ANP006

Location: 44.351772, -68.266449

Keep S along cliffs
Option: In .8 mile, turn R to summit Penobscot Mtn.

ANP008

Location: 44.323421, -68.255997

Veer R, bearing SW away from shoreline

ANP009

Location: 44.315075, -68.266449

After swinging around Jordan Ridge, head N

ANP011

Location: 44.316936, -68.271851

Keep S @ signpost 20

ANP012

Location: 44.314129, -68.281296

Turn L, bypassing small knoll to waypoint 2; head S back to trailhead

ANP005

Location: 44.352859, -68.276001

Nice views of Cadillac Mtn. to the E

ANP007

Location: 44.334438, -68.26091

Fine views of Jordan Pond and Jordan Cliffs

ANP010

Location: 44.32394, -68.269859

Amphitheater Bridge; beautiful stonework