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Best Trails in Acadia National Park

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Acadia National Park attracts more than two million visitors each year. With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone. Hiking, and Mountain Biking are among the most popular activities in Acadia National Park. There are freshwater, estuary, forest, and intertidal habitats.

on Jordan Pond Full Loop Tra...
1 day ago

Pretty. But, heavily-trafficked. And, while flat, be prepared for varied terrain -- dirt paths, boulders, log walkways.

on Cadillac North Ridge Trai...
1 day ago

hiking

Great hike with incredible views all along the way. Pack some water and snacks. We had water but were surprised that we could not find water at the top for the trip back down.

on Jordan Pond East Side Tra...
1 day ago

Great way to start the day with an easy hike with great views. Be sure to follow it up with popovers and tea! And hit more trails in the afternoon. We did another easy hike at the Wonderland Trail and then hit Cadillac Mt the next day. Not for lightweights!

on Precipice Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Awesome hiking spot, awesome view .
Do not go if you have fear of heights

on Dorr Mountain Ladder Trai...
1 day ago

Not a bad trail if you like to exert yourself however wasn't much fun in sunny 80 degree heat.

on Gorham Mountain to Ocean ...
2 days ago

Beautiful! Not too strenuous -- but some good climbs and descents. Much of the lower Mt. trail is covered in granite -- very unique. An easy walk. But, some slippery spots after rain. The right shoes/boots (with good tread) are essential. Views at the summits (of both Mt. Gorham and Beehive) are gorgeous! When you get to the bottom, you may want to skip the Ocean path, which has beautiful views of the water, but it's pretty heavily trafficked, and is right next to the road. You can catch a free bus -- at the end of the Bowl Trail (near Sandy Beach) -- that makes continuous loops around Park Loop Rd, and will take you back to the Gorham Mt. trailhead.

on Beech Mountain Loop Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Fun hike, steep but quite enjoyable, even on a cloudy day

on Ocean Path Trail
2 days ago

Very pretty but not hard. More like a nature walk.

on Parkman Mountain Trail
2 days ago

Love this trail, but would rate it closer to moderate. Lots of rock climbing! And many stunning views.

on Lower Hadlock Pond Loop T...
2 days ago

I think this is more on the easy side, I like to start on route 3 by Upper Hadlock and walk the (very rocky and root bound) trail beside the brook to Lower Hadlock. From the waterfall the trail to the right has again, many roots and rocks until you get to the dam on the other side, then the path is more smooth to walk on. Take the time to stop at the two big rocks by the road and see how many bullfrog tadpoles you can spot!

on Day Mountain Trail
2 days ago

Nice kid friendly hike, trail is not well marked where it crosses over the carriage road (we somehow missed one of the cross-over so ended up walking some of the carriage road) but isn't super strenuous to the peak, and a nice wooded trail down the decent on the other side. Walked back to the parking area by way of the carriage trail.

on Flying Mountain Trail
2 days ago

Fun and relatively quick hike. Has a nice steep start on rocks and some dirt trail then you're at the top, the rest is a nice slow decent down and around the back of the mountain with nice views of the Sound and opportunity to get down to the shore.

on Beech Cliff Trail to Cana...
2 days ago

hiking

Nice hike. A few nice views and some challenge. We almost turned back because part of the trail looked like a rock slide, but the trail went up and over it.

on Cadillac North Ridge Trai...
2 days ago

hiking

So much fun scrambling over the rocks with the beautiful ocean below us.

on Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mou...
3 days ago

Beautiful views of Somes Sound that are worth the effort. Complete the hike with our children, ages 8 and 11. It left us in awe and tired.

on Pemetic North and South R...
3 days ago

Great hike if you're looking to hike for a couple hours. It's not very difficult and the views at the top are really spectacular!