Norumbega Mountain - Goat Trail to Hadlock Pond & Hadlock Falls, Acadia National park
The Goat Path up Norumbega Mountain offers beautiful forest views, and ends in a nice walk by Hadlock Pond & Hadlock Falls. This trail has a lot of elevation gain in the beginning, but it flattens out relatively quickly, and it sends you through a lovely pathway of small trees. You walk across the granite path and you are embraced by the lovely forest path.
Getting to the Norumbega Mountain Trailhead
Parking for the Goat Trail up Norumbega Mountain to the Hadlock Pond Loop
According to the Maine Mountain Guide, “The Goat Trail leaves the parking area on the west side of ME 3/198, 2.7 miles south of it’s junction with ME 233, and .03 miles North of Upper Hadlock Pond”. We love the Maine Mountain Guide & the AllTrails for planning! AllTrails is FREE and you can download it here. Use our link to purchase the Maine Mountain Guide here —->
Trail Stats for the Norumbega Mountain to Hadlock Pond Loop
According to All Trails –
705 feet in elevation gain
On our trip, we went around the other side of Hadlock Pond, to the private property that links up to Route 3, then we looped back. That was approximately 4.51 miles. You can see my recording here.
Dogs: I would bring a dog up here for sure.
Kids: If they are ok with the initial climb and distance, I think this would be an excellent hike for kids!
The Goat Trail up Norumbega Mountain
Hadlock Pond & Hadlock Falls
Don't forget your trail map!