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Beautiful - did three loops if it. Well maintained.

Great hike! Not to difficult either. If you do this trail definitely take the short Cadillac Cliffs loop!

OK place to run if you're looking to be around a lot of other people. Gravel trail with constant view of the cove. Parking can be difficult at peak times. The weekly 5k series is a fun race series there.

Wooded and river. Be sure to check for tides.

hiking
26 days ago

Probably a 2-3* for serious hikers, but a beautiful fall color hike before 'tea and popovers' at the JP House.

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

Great place to walk the dog or take the family. Views of Portland and and ocean surround the island. There are a couple of little beaches which are fun at low tide. Parking is often an issue. Get there early or risk not being able to park.

Fun trail fairly easy with some steeper hills. Lots of roots and unsteady ground. Beautiful views. Great little ferry homes kids and grown ups created all along the path.

trail running
1 month ago

Very nice, clean trail. Pretty level train, nice overlooks into the marshes. No charge to park but on a busy day, I imagine there would be a wait to park!

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.

Great path ! Took my friend and me around 1h9m. We did stop at the overlooks and take pics . Our average pace was about 18 -20 min/mile - so it could be completed in around 40 minutes! A few things about the trail ; very very rooty! Also it had down poured yesterday and a lot of the trail was still mucky. Neither of these are cons - just information I would personally have liked to know before I hiked so I thought I would share.

So beautiful.

Love this trail with beautiful view

nature trips
1 month ago

I suggest the rating could be easier except walking on the planks might be tricky for some.
And heard some comments especially those ‘older’ than me that the rocks were a little tricky to traverse.
Great views, walking around a lake or water never gets old!!.

walking
1 month ago

Easy, well maintained trail. They have some nice educational posts about the surrounding marshes and estuaries. I went on a weekday and it was still moderately busy, I imagine on weekends it gets crowded.

This was beautiful! I’d rate it more easy than moderate since it’s relatively flat the entire way. I liked the parts where you got to walk over the boulders. The view is waterfront the entire way. Took about 1 hour, 20 min. (For context: I’m 55 and athletic, but a relatively inexperienced hiker).

1 month ago

Pleasant, easy walk. Elevated all along the edge of the shoreline, but still within the woods. Very picturesque.

I love this trail. Nice expansive woods with varying terrain. Light foot traffic so it a good one to avoid crowds in Southern Maine.

This was the first physical activity I had done in 6 months, upon walking..I was exhausted and felt like I was going to pass out, it is not an easy trail. But it was well worth it! Even after sunset and close to dark it was so stunning.
There are roots and small rocks scattered around, so it’s a good idea to bring sneakers with grippy soles or hiking boots. You definitely have to watch your step.

Excellent short hike with stunning views of the tidal flats. My wife and I hiked this gem on Friday. We saw seals fishing as the tide retreated. Can be hiked in sneakers like we did but highly recommended a good pair of boots due to the roots and uneven footing.

loved biking this trail. highly recommend continuing and taking it to mackworth island!

easy trail with great views! no bikes allowed.

Nice walk around the pond. We went counterclockwise so first half of the trail was very easy. Second half included walking on some flat rocks and a well-maintained wooden boardwalk. Good for a windy or rainy day when harder hikes may be dangerous.

Great trail for intermediate/advanced hikers. Not suitable for young kids as there are parts of the descent that require longer arms and legs to reach the footholds. The ascent is quick but steep with lots of nicely kept stone steps. Descent was longer but had the breathtaking views around every corner. Check out the waterfall overlook at the end of the Acadia trail. Man-o-war trail on the way back was a dirt road. Whole loop took us (21, F) just under two hours. Would definitely recommend as a warm up to grasp whether someone would be comfortable with some of the harder, more well known loops like beehive or precipice.

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 place! And so did my dog! It connects up with other trails. Definitely wear some good water-resistant foot gear!

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