Mount Kineo, Maine - Mount Kineo, Maine

Mount Kineo, Maine hiking

Maine, United States

By lydia.crawford

Mount Kineo, Maine Statistics




7 KM

Elevation gain

545 meters

What are the activities at Mount Kineo, Maine ?


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Why choose a trail at Mount Kineo, Maine?

Mount Kineo, situated beside Moosehead Lake in Maine, is in the northern Maine forest, which stretches north to Canada. Kineo is a peninsula, comprising 1,150 acres (4.7 km²), which extends from the easterly shore into the lake. Mt. Kineo, with 700-foot (210 m) cliffs rising straight up from the water, is a dramatic setting that has attracted visitors for centuries. Native Americans once traveled great distances to Mt. Kineo to acquire its rhyolite rock. The mountain is said to contain one of the largest formations of rhyolite in the world. This rhyolite is evidence of an igneous (volcanic) phase although the mountain formation also contain slate and sandstone demonstrating sedimentary and metaphoric history as well. The mechanical properties of the rhyolite on Mount Kineo exhibits the physical properties of flint and was used extensively by indigenous peoples to make arrowheads and implements and thus, has often been referred to as "Kineo flint" in literature; but this term misleads by implication that the rhyolite is a cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz derived from a sedimentary origin. The rhyolite is actually an igneous extrusive material implying a volcanic phase that created the unique properties of this highly sought after material. Being the country's largest known mass of this rock, once used by Indians to craft arrowheads, hatchets, chisels, etc., Indian implements made from the stone have been found in all parts of New England and even further south, it is evident that various tribes visited Mt. Kineo for centuries to obtain this material

The Mount Kineo, Maine is a beautiful mountain located in the state of Maine. The mountain is known for its stunning views and its many hiking trails. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and moose. Visitors to the Mount Kineo, Maine can enjoy hiking, fishing, and camping in the beautiful surroundings.

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Mary Frazier

4 out of 5 stars

Very good place.

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Vicki Chen

4 out of 5 stars

Very good place. I recommand this place.

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Ronald J. Johnson

4 out of 5 stars


Starting Point

The Mount Kineo trails can be accessed from the Mount Kineo Golf Course.

Why visit Mount Kineo, Maine

The Mount Kineo in Maine is a great place to visit because of its beautiful scenery and its interesting history. The mountain is located in the Moosehead Lake region, which is known for its lush forests and pristine lakes. Visitors can enjoy hiking and biking trails, as well as fishing and boating opportunities. The mountain is also home to an old-fashioned amusement park, which features a carousel, Ferris wheel, and other rides.

Is Mount Kineo, Maine in Maine a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as each family is different and has different needs and wants. That said, Mount Kineo, Maine is a beautiful place with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, so it could be a good place for the whole family.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Kineo, Maine in Maine, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities and attractions. Some of the best activities include hiking, fishing, and boating. There are also several restaurants and shops in the area. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to hike the trails at Mount Kineo or fish for trout in the Moose River.

1. Hiking - There are a number of hiking trails near Mount Kineo, Maine that offer beautiful views of the area.

2. Boating - Mount Kineo is a popular spot for boating and fishing.

3. Sightseeing - The area around Mount Kineo is full of beautiful scenery that is worth exploring.

Where to eat?

1. The Cliff House at Mount Kineo

2. The Boathouse at Mount Kineo

3. The Lodge at Mount Kineo

4. The Mount Kineo Grill

5. The Mount Kineo Store

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Mount Kineo, Maine ?


What is the elevation of Mount Kineo, Maine?

545.00 M

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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