Bar Island Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Bar Island Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bar Harbor, ME that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles 206 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Bar Harbor, ME: Begin on Bridge Street just off West Street. Note: Be sure to check the Town Pier tide schedule at the ocean point on West Street.

2 months ago

Nice short walk with great harbor views.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice hike and a beautiful day. Not challenging but a very nice hike.

4 months ago

we went off trail and hiked along waters edge. very beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

We took the path out to the high point on Bar Island. There is a nice view back across the harbor to town. We especially enjoyed exploring the tidal flats, finding dozens of starfish along the way. Low tide was perfectly timed for early evening, so there were lots of people with the great summer weather we also had. However, there is room to spread out along the flats and it did not feel too crowded...and much fewer people completed the trail on the island. I highly recommend this for the unique experience and the wonderful setting!

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It was ok very slight incline until the top good for little kids

5 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Cool concept that you can only reach the island during low tide and something to do if you are in Bar Harbor during low tide. Short out and back (about 1 mile total) once you get on the Island and a cool view back on the town. Be careful if you drive your car down to the parking area on the sand, I saw someone get stuck on the sand, locals told me smaller cars tend to get stuck when they turn to wide on the soft sand.

hiking
2 years ago

A sandbar to Bar Island appears at low tides, be sure to check tide table.

hiking
5 years ago

Sweet sweet little island. Great for little hikers too.

hiking
6 years ago

walking
6 years ago

awesome trail for being located right in the middle of town. great for pictures. very light trail(easy). stays on the coast the whole time. great for views of the beach and various boats. and not too many people know about this trail. in the middle of the day I passed maybe 15 people. I give this trail a 8/10 I would do it again