Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Trails in Acadia

Acadia Mountain Trail

This is a wonderful excursion offering views of the only fjord in eastern US, Somes Sound. You will be hiking the only mountain ridge within Acadia that runs east-west versus north-south. Begin the trail across the road from the Acadia Mountain parking lot off SRs 102 / 198. Be ...

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Bar Island Trail

Bar Island is a great little escape from the mainland. Begin on Bridge Street just west of the Town Square on West Street. It is important to check the tide schedule before venturing out. The tide schedule may be found in the free Acadia Weekly which can be picked ...

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Dorr Mountain Trail

Dorr Mountain Trail, named for the founder of Acadia and its first superintendent, is a network of trails on the mountain. Several of the Dorr Mountain Trails can be vigorous yet offering spectacular views of the National Park. The trail will carry you through a variety of forest types ...

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Gorham Mountain Trail

Almost immediately after your journey begins, you will be treated to the spectacular vistas of Acadia National Park. The trail ascends to a height of only 525 feet above sea level. You are close enough to the shore to enjoy the wildlife that thrive in the area. Shorebirds, duck ...

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Isle au Haut Trail

Isle au Haut is literally a treasure-trove of mountain hiking and stunning coastal views. Approximately 2/3 of the island is NPS land, the remaining land is a quaint year-round fishing village. In order to reach the island you must travel by ferry out of Stonington. There are two ferries ...

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Pemetic Mountain Trail

The trail gets its name from the Wabanaki Indians who knew Mount Desert Island as Pemetic, "the sloping land." Pemetic Mountain is Mount Desert's fourth highest point offering views of more than two dozen points of interest including Schoodic Mountain on Schoodic Peninsula, Mt. Champlain on Isle au Haut, ...

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Penobscot Mountain Trail

Penobscot Mountain Trail begins on Jordan Pond's southern shore near the boat ramp. Be sure to observe the blueberry bushes growing profusely in the area. This trail offers views of many park features including Eagle Lake, Cranberry Isles, Seal Harbor, Frenchman's Bay and nine different mountains. At the beginning ...

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Schoodic Head Trail

Schoodic Head, located on Schoodic Peninsula is a rugged, windswept path about an hour's drive from Mount Desert Island. Located on the far side of Frenchman's Bay, the steep but fairly short hike offers panoramic views of boulder laden shoreline and crashing water. Schoodic Head provides one of the ...

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The Precipice Trail

The young and / or adventurous will thoroughly love this challenging and gorgeous trail. The hike is along steep ledges which require climbing vertical ascents on iron rungs and ladders. The trail can be dangerous when wet. It is not recommended for children or dogs. Despite the exhilarating trek ...

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