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Added the Bowl Trail and part of Beehive to make it a bit more interesting. Nice scenic summits.

My husband and I decided to do this trail after a snow storm. It was icy, challenging and it gets a little tougher on the way down. The views are amazing

Great trail, started at the beehive, took the bowl to Gorham Mtn trail ended on beach trail back to beehive trailhead. 3.6 mi loop. Very few hikers this time of year. Was perfect day to hike.

Absolutely my favorite hike in the park. It was gorgeous!

Really enjoyed this trail. Good way to spend a half day. DEFINITELY do St Sauveur up then Valley Peak trail to loop up with Acadia Mountain trail, then go down the less fun part of Acadia Mountain trail (but also easier to descend because there are steps down) to finish the loop. You get the better views on the way up and a better hike this way. You can do this by starting at the Acadia Mountain parking lot then taking St Sauveur trail to start or park at the St Sauveur lot and take the Ledge trail first (the latter option just adds distance and can be slippery when wet)

Great views!

This was a great hike. We took the loop counter clockwise and got all the difficult section of the trail out of the way first. The last part of the trail is very flat and easy and includes thunder hole (which you want to visit 2 hours before high tide). I am glad we had the flat section last at dusk. For my novice experience as a hiker, I would not want to be on the mountain part after dark. Beautiful views of the ocean and fall leaves.

Loved this trail! The views are incredible and it’s a steep climb all the way up. We actually got to the top and then swung across to merge with the Jordan Ridge Trail which proved to be even harder (climbing stair rods and bouldering) but eventually got us back to Jordan Pond. Don’t forget to get a popover from the Jordan Pond House!

I think this is going to be my favorite in Acadia. We were even socked in with fog which made the top eerie and totally unique. We took the Spring Trail up and Penobscot Trail down. Penobscot was much more gradual down than the rocky Spring Trail- and added an additional half mile or so. Doing this in mid Fall was a plus with all foliage on the way up every color imaginable. We want to do it again on a day with a view, but even with the fog the top was amazing and almost felt we were on the moon. This one is a don’t miss. My wife who is a little scared of heights had no problems at all.

My favorite! So much fun, so rewarding

Pretty moderate- first part is basically a walk on the road, but the views at the summit are incredible. Pretty well populated, but crowds taper off after thunder hole.

nice hike with great view up top

nice trail but not one of the best

One of my favorite hikes. Just enough to elevate the heart rate. Stunning views. 5-year-old handled well. OK for younger, in-shape dogs. Trekking poles recommended if you have knee problems, especially for the way down.

Moderate loop trail, added Bowl and Beehive to make it about a 2 hour hike, some up hill and boulder climbing, Beehive has ladders and not for everyone. Really busy October 5th, does have good views. Not a secluded hike at all if that's what your looking for.

Ok hike. Probably had some nice viewpoints if it wasn’t cloudy and foggy

Beautiful loop hike combining seaside walk with lovely mountain top panoramas. We extended the hike by adding the bowl and the beehive.

Beautiful views and overall fun to hike over the rocks. It was a perfect day with no clouds and blue sky. We took lots of pictures.

Beautiful hike! A bit crowded

Loved this hike. Beautiful views!

This was our first hike at Acadia and it was so much fun! We parked at Sand Beach (probably about 9am-easily found a parking space) and started out on the Beehive trail, but stayed straight (didn't want to do the iron rungs). We did come up the back side of the Beehive to see the views from the top, then back down to the Bowl. From the Bowl we took the Gorham Mtn trail. Fantastic views! When we were there the trees were just starting to change color. I imagine this is a spectacular hike when the trees are at their peak. Then we finished up by taking the Ocean path back to Sand Beach. The advantage to this is that you can visit all the little stops along the way, including Thunder Hole, without having to find parking again.

Nice fairly easy trail, good for all ages. Check the tide schedule as the trail goes right by Thunderhole.
Very dog friendly trail.
Great views!

Take it clockwise and you get the challenging stretch out of the way early. Views from the top are close to 360 degrees. Spectacular by any definition.

Climb is a bit tough - coming down tougher - Started raining - so skipped St Sauveur and came back via Man O War Truck road)

Tough. After doing some scrambling on more moderate trails (the great head and the bowl) we felt pretty confident and decided to give this a try. For someone afraid of heights this may be a psychological challenge for you. It definitely was for me. Be sure to bring plenty of water. We spent about four hours on the trail going a slow ascend pace with a moderate pace descending and on level ground. We also made a couple of stops for snacks. There are a couple of points you can get off if you need to to head back to the road to only do Acadia or only St Sauvier. If you are only doing one it may be more moderate, but both combine are a definitely hard.

Take the Cadillac Cliffs off shoot for much more entertaining (and a bit more challenging) hike. An easy jaunt up the mountain to some really beautiful views. The Cliffs offshoot offers some immense and fascinating rock formations - and feels much less traveled. A reasonable hike for everyone to try!

Beautiful trail! Great views all the way up. the summit is breathtaking. Nice trail for dogs. not too difficult!

We did only the St. Sauveur half of the loop, starting at the Acadia Mt. parking lot and returning via the road between the two mountains. The hike up St. Sauveur is beautiful, though there are no distant views. The rocks and woods are lovely. The first part is steep and rocky, but not too difficult. It is its own reward. After the top of St. Sauveur, you come to a place with wonderful views of Somes Sound and the Northeast Harbor shoreline. Also rewarding. BUT, the trail continuing down from there is long, very steep, and difficult, with many opportunities to slip and fall. Granted we are older hikers, we are experienced, and anyone should take this part of the hike with great care.

It was hard. I’m a senior and going up was fine but going around to the forest trail which was down was tough.

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