Mount Kineo, Maine - Hiking

Mount Kineo, Maine - Hiking


Maine, United States




Overview

Difficulty

Moderate

Distance

7 KM

Elevation gain

545 meters

What are the activities on site?

Hiking


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Why choose this trail?

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

What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
45.69989 -69.733883

What are the coordinates and address of Mount Kineo, Maine?

No information available

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Vicki Chen
Vicki Chen
Very good place. I recommand this place.
6 years ago
Mary Frazier
Mary Frazier
Very good place.
6 years ago
Ronald J. Johnson
Ronald J. Johnson
Beautifull
7 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

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

Moderate

What is the elevation of Mount Kineo, Maine?

545.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No