The 26 peaks of Acadia National Park

Have you ever hiked the 26 peaks of Acadia? Or maybe you’ve been thinking about it, and it’s on your Acadia National Park hiking bucket list? How about hiking the 26 peaks virtually?  Join the ongoing Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race, earn a medal, and help raise funds for Friends of Acadia. See below for details.

Here’s the list of the 26 peaks in Acadia National Park. The list by the National Park Service includes the old names for 11 of the mountain peaks and the height of each of the mountains. This list is hard to find. It used to be prominent on the park Web site, but we found it most recently at the Cadillac Summit Gift Shop.

The original list contained two peaks with trails not maintained by the National Park Service. In order to provide only those mountains with maintained trails, we have dropped the peaks with herd paths and substituted two popular mountains — 407-foot Kebo Mountain and 588-foot Conners Nubble — that were not included, for whatever reason, in the park’s initial list.

Cadillac Mountain double rainbow

A rare double rainbow (look closely) forms below dark clouds beyond Cadillac Mountain.

1) Cadillac (Green)1,530 feet.
2) Sargent – 1,373 feet.
3) Dorr (Flying Squadron) – 1,270 feet.
4) Pemetic – 1,248 feet.
5) Penobscot (Jordan) – 1,194 feet.
6) Bernard (of Western) – 1,071 feet.
7) Champlain (Newport) – 1,058 feet.
8) Gilmore – 1,036 feet.
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Bald Peak in the background, rosa rugosa in the foreground, in this view on the way from Parkman Mountain

9) Bald – 974 feet.
10) Mansell (of Western) – 949 feet.
11) Cedar Swamp – 942 feet.
12) Parkman (Little Brown) – 941 feet.
13) North Bubble – 872 feet.
14) Norumbega (Brown) – 852 feet.
15) Beech – 839 feet.
16) South Bubble – 766 feet.
17) Huguenot Head (Picket) – 731 feet.
18) The Triad – 698 feet.
19) Acadia (Robinson) – 681 feet.
20) St. Sauveur (Dog) – 679 feet.
21) Conners Nubble – 588 feet.
22) Day – 580 feet.
23) Gorham – 525 feet
24) The Beehive – 520 feet.
25) Kebo – 407 feet
26)  Flying – 284 feet.
Source: National Park Service.

Hike the 26 peaks of Acadia virtually, help support Friends of Acadia

virtual race with medals

If you can log at least 50 miles between July 1 and Dec. 31 anywhere in the world, you will have virtually hiked the 26 peaks of Acadia (you can backdate to July 1). And if you complete the 268.5-mile course, you get to also virtually visit Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, Yellowstone in Wyoming, Shenandoah in Virginia, and summit Katahdin. Join now and invite family and friends, no matter where they are in the world, and help raise funds for Friends of Acadia.

virtual race with medals

The Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race that runs from July 1 – Dec. 31, 2022 features these medal options. $14 each, including US shipping. Help raise funds for Friends of Acadia. Sign up now.

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