Bald Peak Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, ME that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm
Lovely hike with some fantastic views! We went up through the woods and came down along bald peak. There's also another trail that takes you down through the valley and back up onto Gilmore peak, which is a slightly higher elevation with equally beautiful views.
Nice moderate climb. Just when you think you're at the top, there's more to do! The upside to these "false summits" is that view is spectacular. Roughly half the trail is "in the woods" but the upper half starts to thin out with added exposure and smooth rock faces. Our three girls under 12 handled this trail well, but were tired at the end.
Beautiful view in a 360 degree stance
Great views from the top