Bernard Mountain Loop Trail

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Bernard Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 1729 feet Loop

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers




Nice jaunt through wooded forests to the top of Bernard Mountain. Slight views to the west. Steep in some parts with rocky terrain.

6 months ago

Great exercise Decent views on the ascent. Missing the vista at the top. Hobbit like forest

3 years ago

Nice hike as part of my loop today. Took Sluiceway to get there. Once at the top of sluice it is just a short steep scramble to summit of Bernard. Of course on this beautiful rainy day there were no views overlooking the area. Once again if you love the forest these trails are for you. Fall hikes will be beautiful here with the color.