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?

virtual race

The classic 3″ gold medal features a raised profile of the Bubbles and Katahdin. Sign up now for the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race to earn this classic virtual race medal with a lobster, neon moose or multiple moose ribbon, or the new 2019 Acadia to Katahdin Finisher Medallion. See below for photos of the classic medal options. (Photo courtesy of Ashworth Awards)

virtual race with medal

The new 3″ die-cast medal in antique silver with red lobster and brown moose features a maroon ribbon with silver lettering that says “Acadia to Katahdin 2019 Finisher.”  Choose this medal, or one of the classic medal options, see below for details of those other options. (Image courtesy of Ashworth Awards)

Now there’s a way to earn a medal for bagging the peaks, or even for virtually “climbing” them, by signing up for the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race, which runs from Aug. 2 through Dec. 31, 2019. Register now. See details below.

List of Acadia National Park mountains

Here’s a list of the 26 peaks in Acadia National Park. The list 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.

Two of the peaks listed below do not have maintained trails on them, and there are two popular mountains that were not included, for whatever reason, in the park’s original list.

So for the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race route, we have added Kebo Mountain and Conners Nubble, but left out McFarland and Youngs Mountains.

Hope to see you on the trails of Acadia in real life – or in virtual reality!

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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Fall colors light up the shore of Jordan Pond and the Bubbles. These twin mountains are featured on the  Acadia to Katahdin Medallion, which you can earn by signing up for the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race to help benefit charity. Register now.

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) McFarland – 724 feet, no official trail.
19) The Triad – 698 feet.
20) Acadia (Robinson) – 681 feet.
21) Youngs – 680 feet, no official trail.
22) St. Sauveur (Dog) – 679 feet.
23) Day – 580 feet.
24) Gorham – 525 feet.
25) The Beehive – 520 feet.
26) Flying – 284 feet.
Source: National Park Service.

Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race – climb Acadia peaks, earn medal

The virtual race helps raise funds for Friends of Acadia, Millinocket Memorial Library and Our Katahdin. We’re proud to co-sponsor the Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race with Mount Desert Island Marathon and Millinocket Marathon & Half as the virtual edition of the Sea to Summit Series. Racers signed up for the real-life MDI or Millinocket races get special virtual race pricing.

acadia to katahdin virtual race

Are you up to the challenge? Virtually climb the 26 Acadia peaks, run the MDI and Millinocket Marathon and scale Cadillac and Katahdin twice? Sign up now

Between Aug. 2 and Dec. 31, 2019, racers are virtually heading over the 26 peaks of Acadia, along the real-life MDI and Millinocket Marathon & Half routes, and passing by more than half a dozen sites associated with Stephen King, and finishing on Katahdin, the highest point in the great state of Maine.
Log your walking, running or hiking miles anywhere in the world, and see your race avatar move along the virtual race map, getting a Google Street View, if available, for the place you land for the day.
At least 5% of gross proceeds go to benefit the Acadia and Millinocket-area charities.
Everyone is a winner, even if you can’t complete the course by Dec. 31, 2019.
That’s because everyone who signs up will be helping to benefit charity, and can earn the special Acadia to Katahdin Medallion.
Register now, and you can backdate your miles to Aug. 2, 2019, if you don’t start right away.
virtual race

A detail of the 2019 Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race map. Click on any of the red pindrops and you might see one of the 26 Acadia peaks or a “Where in Acadia?” question. Sign up and see the interactive map here.

Acadia to Katahdin classic medal options, and gift giveaways

Below are the three classic medal options, featuring raised profiles of the Bubbles and Katahdin, your choice of ribbon. Make your choice when you sign up for the virtual race. All virtual racers automatically are entered into a gift giveaway, details of giveaway to be announced once the list of gifts is finalized. And if you invite family members to join you on the virtual race, you and your family members each get an extra entry into the gift giveaway – just be sure to tag @AOMM in the virtual race message board to let the virtual race director know of the relationship:

lobster medal

One of 3 classic medals featuring raised profiles of Katahdin and the Bubbles.

virtual race

Anyone know “Where in Bar Harbor?” this neon moose can be found? One of 3 classic virtual race medals. Start earning one now.

virtual races with medals

You can earn a multiple moose medal now.



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