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Did the loop clockwise and ended up checking Bubble Divide (tough climb) - but ended up seeing Bubble rock and an awesome view of Jordan pond from up top.

hiking
16 hours ago

Would rate this as a hard but amazing trail. Wonderful views most of the way. Would recommend coming off the peak to the left to avoid very steep area. Following the carriage trail to left when you come to it and then picking up the trail again.

hiking
22 hours ago

Wonderful short walk/hike around harbor to great granite rock ocean overlook! On a sunny day, many beautiful spots to sit and have lunch, bask in the sun while listening to the ocean and watching wildlife in and around both sides of the harbor. Can follow rocks and climb along the coast to other harbors and to other trails. Nice short day walk!

hiking
22 hours ago

Great 1.5 hour hike with excellent view at the top!

Great hike with excellent view at the top!

hiking
1 day ago

We had a great little hike on this trail with our dogs. Having full access to water for them on a hot day was perfect and the mostly flat trail was great for our older dog. We did the full loop around the pond and it took about an hour and a half. This trail is part of a really neat trail system and nature preserve with many other trail options/carriage roads in the immediate surrounding area. Ended the hike with a doggie play session at the little dog swimming and play area near Route 3, and finished with a trip across the road to enjoy the ocean!

Beautiful trail and an easy walk.

this was a nice walk in Bar Harbor. Not a bike by any means but nice.

Start at end of Echo Lake parking lot. I took my wife with. She is short and had open heart surgery 2 years ago. There are 4 iron ladders near the top. Go right for greatest views. Come back from top and make the loop back to Echo Lake parking. A fun trail.

Easy walking trail with a slight inclines in a few areas. We walked the 6 miles around the lake. Not to crowded saw bikers, runners and walkers. Nice shade cover. Please take the time to sit on a rock and enjoy the lake. There are some very nice spots on the one side of the lake. (left side)

Beautiful trail. The real treat about this trail is all the tide pooling that can be done a few hours before low tide...kids had a blast on this trail because of it.

walking
5 days ago

The scenery is great, but whether or not one likes this trail entirely depends on what one is looking for: great for a little stroll (there are lots of parking lots along the road next to this trail) with nice ocean views. Path is entirely flat and smooth. However, this is of course no hiking trail whatsoever, but more of an ocean walking path (as in, leisurely strolling, not hiking).

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!

Nice stroll. Wouldn't consider it a hike, but a pretty walk

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

beautiful hike not strenuous great vistas

hiking
8 days ago

this was a great trail but as the above mentioned it was more like a sidewalk trail some of it was in the woods but not all of it but this was still an awesome trail very easy. My wife and I did the trail and stopped at thunder hole and we actually saw a pod of whales in the distance by the buoys what a phenomenal sight it was. We were here around 12 or 12:30 and there were tons of people but not too many as to not be able to see. We had a blast. Afterward, we drove up Cadillac mountain and found a spot to see "bubble rock" take the time to explore the .5 mile hike up to bubble rock absolutely fabulous views take a picture of it as you are driving we missed out and it would have been awesome.

This is really more of a sidewalk than a trail. Not remotely what we expected. Cars and tour buses continually driving past, and packed with people even on an Wednesday post-Labor Day.

hiking
9 days ago

We hiked this trail and the beginning part was very slick. Several people had slipped on wet rock but if you know your ability, go slow and have sure footing you will be fine. Once you go out from the road you can split off and take the bowl trail or the beehive. Me and my partner took two different paths. I took the bowl and he took the beehive. The beehive was hard with rungs to hang and the bowl was fairly easy. When the trails met back together I actually took the backway up the beehive which was moderate and had some rock scrambling to the summit. The summit has breathtaking views. We then descended to the loop of the bowl and finished the trail that way.

hiking
10 days ago

beautiful trail

BEWARE!!! NOT an easy hike!!! Marked Strenuous, accurately, on my map! 4 ladders staight up the cliffs, not good for dogs or people afraid of heights!!!

Great hike beautiful views of Sand Beach as some more challenging rocks to keep it interesting but still accessible.

Beautiful views, a few ladders which made the hike more challenging & fun

A very pleasant, short hike with absolutely gorgeous views along the way and at the top !!!

Great hike! Beautiful views the entire time Be ready to climb lots of rocks and boulders to the top, but the views are worth it.

We actually parked at Sand Beach, walked up the coast line and then caught the Gorham Trail. You can pick up this route almost anywhere along the coastline

hiking
12 days ago

Took a nice evening walk on this trail. From Sandy beach to Otter cliffs it goes on and off the road.. incredible views with beautiful evening sky. Very beautifully maintained.. Thanks to the NPS staff..

hiking
12 days ago

The walk along the ocean has beautiful views.. good for kids

Easy but pretty... arrived by 9 am before it got crowded.. perfect for kids

hiking
13 days ago

A nice and easy trail with minimal incline. Lots of great places to stop and take in the beautiful views!

Good views of the Bubbles and Sargent. A lot of walking on planks/boardwalks.

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