Acadia National Park

Hiking Trails
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Overview of Carriage Roads at Acadia National Park

Very Easy Trails

Ocean Trail

Description: Extremely Popular
Begin and End at: Sand Beach or Otter Point Parking Areas
Round Trip Distance: 3.0 miles / 6.0 km

Jordan Pond Nature Trail
(self guiding brochure available)

Description: Forest
Begin and End at: Jordan Pond Recreational Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 1.0 mile loop / 1.6 km loop

Cadillac Summit (paved)

Description: Panoramic Views
Begin and End at: Cadillac Summit Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 0.3 mile loop / 0.5 km loop

Wonderland

Description: Forest to rocky shoreline
Begin and End at: 1 mile south of Seawall Campground (Route 102A)
Round Trip Distance: 1.4 miles / 2.2. km

Bar Harbor Shore Path

Description:Harbor and island views
Begin and End at:Town Pier in Bar Harbor
Round Trip Distance:1.0 mile / 1.6 km.

Easy Trails

Bar Island (accessible 1 1/2 hours either side of low tide)

Description:Sand bar to forested island
Begin and End at:Bridge Street off West Street in Bar Harbor
Round Trip Distance: varies

Most Carriage Roads (check with staff on specific routes)

Description: Varied
Begin and End at: Access at Jordan Pond, Bubble Pond, Eagle Lake, or Brown Mountain Gatehouse
Round Trip Distance: varies

Ship Harbor Nature Trail (self-guiding brochure available)

Description: Forest to rocky shoreline
Begin and End at: Ship Harbor Parking Area (Route 102A)
Round Trip Distance: 1.3 mile loop / 2.0 km loop

Moderate Trails

Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail

Description: Popular, open ascent, Bar Harbor views
Begin and End at: North Ridge Cadillac Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 4.4 miles / 7.0 km

Great Head Trail

Description: Popular, cliffs
Begin and End at: Eastern edge of Sand Beach
Round Trip Distance: 2 miles round trip/ 3.2 km round trip

Gorham Mountain Trail

Description: Popular, forest opening to granite ascent
Begin and End at: Gorharm Mountain Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 1.8 miles / 2.8 km

Bubble Rock Trail

Description: Forest with occasional views
Begin and End at: Bubble Rock Parking Area - North Bubble - South Bubble Round Trip Distance: 1.0 mile / 1.6 km - 1.0 mile / 1.6 km

Beech Mountain Trail

Description: Vista of Long Pond (NW route)
Begin and End at: Beech Mountain Parking Area (follow signs from Somesville to Beech Mountain
Round Trip Distance: 1.2 miles / 1.9 km

Bowl Trail

Description: Forest to granite ledges
Begin and End at: 100 feet north of Sand Beach Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 1.4 miles / 2.2 km

Champlain Mountain (Bear Brook Trail)

Description: Pine slope, vistas of bay
Begin and End at: Bear Brook Parking Area, 400 feet beyond Beaver Dam Pond
Round Trip Distance: 2.2. miles / 3.6 km

Jordan Pond Shore Trail

Description: Follows water's edge, rocky sections
Begin and End at: Jordan Pond Recreational Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 3.3. mile loop / 4.3 km loop

Strenuous Trails

Beehive Trail

Description: Cliffs, iron rungs on open ledges
Begin and End at: 100 feet north of Sand Beach Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 0.8 miles / 1.3. km

Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail

Description: Forest opening to gentle granite ascent
Begin and End at: 100 feet south of Blackwoods Campground entrance (Route 3)
Round Trip Distance: 7.4 miles / 11.8 km

Champlain Mountain (Beachcroft Trail)

Description: Rocky open slopes
Begin and End at: North end of The Tarn (Route 3)
Round Trip Distance: 2.4 miles / 3.8 km

Precipice Trail

Description: Cliffs, open ledges. Iron rungs and ladders, very steep.
Begin and End at: Precipice Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 1.6 miles / 2.6 km

Pemetic Mountain Trail

Description: Forest, sometimes along rocky stream
Begin and End at: Bubble Pond Parking Area
Round Trip Distance: 2.4 miles / 3.8 km

Acadia Mountain Trail

Description: Mostly open, with views, steep descent to fire road
Begin and End at: Acadia Mountain Parking Area (Route 102)
Round Trip Distance: 2.5 miles / 4.0 km

Norumbega Mountain (Goat Trail)

Description: Ascent: Woods to ledges / Descent: softwood forest
Begin and End at: North of Upper Hadlock Pond (Route 198)
Round Trip Distance: 1.0 mile / 1.6 km

Mansell Mountain (Perpendicular Trail)

Description: Rocky stairsteep
Begin and End at: South end of Long Pond (near Southwest Harbor)
Round Trip Distance: 2.0 miles / 3.2 km

See also a 5-mile loop route for Mansell Mountain.

Dorr Mountain

Description: Canon Brook to Murray Young Path to Dorr Summit. Forest to steep granite ascent
Begin and End at: Canon Brook Parking Lot (Route 3)
Round Trip Distance: 4.8 miles / 7.7 km

See alternative route for Dorr Mountain—a 7.8-mile hike.


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