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walking
7 days ago

Incredibly beautiful. I got engaged this October on this trail!!! You’re hiking alongside the ocean the entire time and if you take a little detour off of the path you can hop along the rocky coast for an even better adventure.

hiking
15 days ago

Great views and super easy trail! We did this one last due to low morale from beehive and south ridge trail. But it was definitely worth the hike. Perfect for beginners!

We hiked the south ridge trail at 5am to catch the sunrise. The entrance is hidden on the opposite side of the campgrounds. We started hiking up the snowy pine trail and finally reached the top. Absolutely breathtaking views! The rocks on the way up were icy but fairly an easy climb if you’re in decent shape. Wish the cold didn’t zap my battery because we made it to 2,000ft! Beautiful hike! =)

Great hike with even better views.

Lots of views, lots of up, and in the fall you don’t see many people going this way, add mileage starting from camp ground :)

Took about 2:15 to finish round trip at a fairly brisk pace. Easy all the way up. A little towards the end but nothing strenuous for any normal human. Great views during ridge hike until to get to human parade at the top.

Beautiful trail gradual ascent. Follow the blue blazes

hiking
1 month ago

It’s popular for a reason! Crowded but it’s pretty awesome to be hiking so close to the ocean all the way. Very easy trail and a lot of fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Views are amazing but this is a HEAVILY tracked trail along a main road. Mostly flat.

Breathtaking views of the ocean!

We didn't do the whole trail, but the views were lovely.

Great views and a really nice hike. Awesome for the dogs, very enjoyable.

hiking
2 months ago

Started at Otter Point and walked north with my husband and girls (7 and 10). Good walk, not too easy, with beautiful views the whole way to thunder hole. We walked there and back and that was perfect.

Great views, easy hike in and back!

great hike, diverse scenary!
started with arelax stroll close to the water and then started going up in the woods with bouncing squirlls accompanyjng us :)
we missed the turn to mt. Sargent peek but got to penebscot peek instead and from there went down on cliffs trail. the downhill was very steep at part with supporting rails, not great on the knees but rocky and beatiful still. ended with lunch at pond house (do the grab and go not the restaurant!)

Nice climb. Cadillac is the highest point in Acadia and has some great views, but like any viewpoint that has road access it’s a little cluttered during the day. The south assent is pretty steady with one of the most challenging verticals toward the end of the loop. Easy to tack on a side trip up and down Donn which round me out at about 11 miles.

Great trail... lots of variety and wonderful views! Challenging but not too hard. Only crowded at the top. Do it!!!

nature trips
2 months ago

Beautiful view of the harbor and surround - very serene place to sit and enjoy the view!

Although strenuous at times, the views and the path along the ridge of the mountain were breathtaking!

walking
2 months 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).

Beautiful hike! I did the loop counter-clockwise too to keep the nice slop down from the top for the end. I did not know what to expect from the loop before going down Canon Brook trail, but I loved the river bed in the middle of the forest. It was worth going down and up again!

hiking
2 months 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.

Great hike for my son and I. Challenging for me and my son (27)'was able to get a good workout in. Beautiful vistas...the hike back down was incredible. Come prepared with plenty of water.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

Small trail with wildflowers and paved path takes you to the edge of the ocean.. Saw lots of birds, squirrels and a deer

Great hike! Completed in around 3 hours roundtrip. Wasn't difficult at all! Loved it!

Loved the way up to this beautiful mountain with ocean backdrop and cool breeze. While coming down I took the A Murray Trail and went almost 2.3 miles off of south ridge trail. I was literally the only one on the trail. Too much elevation gain when merging to South Ridge trail. As this is my third hike today after beehive and precipice foot hurts so bad. But the views from the top are amazing. There are loads of people once you get to the top and there is an eco store on the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

Very flat, easy trail with great views. We started from Otter Point and more parking there. We had our Labrador Retriever with us on a hot day and had to turn around once we got to the walkway with a brick wall on the ocean side because it cut off all breeze for the dog and he was dying of the heat. The trail is also only really one person wide so it is hard to pass people without the dog getting into their space.

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