Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Acadia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I love this Trail and my dogs are so happy here. Great views and much serenity. Just a nice easy hike with so much to offer.

hiking
27 days ago

Pretty busy spot for bikes. A good chunk of this trail is wooded, so it won't be non-stop views.

hiking
27 days ago

Fairly flat. Probably half of the trail is wooded, but some nice lake views are here too. Pretty busy carriage road!

hiking
27 days ago

Flat walk with a lot of beach for the people to spread out on once they get to the end. Not quite wheelchair accessible.

Great easy trail with a beautiful ocean beach to explore at the end.

Beautiful sunset, but get there early

7 months ago

Biked this path - would recommend over walking. Great carriage road to bike.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great for beginners!

on Eagle Lake Trail

mountain biking
7 months ago

Terrific trail with predominantly flat terrain with a spike halfway through that will have you sweating as you move up the mountain. Know, the reward is soon to come as you enjoy the long downhill run which is particularly lovely as if you take the trail counterclockwise as suggested in All Trails.

hiking
7 months ago

it's a tiny, very easy trail. The ocean view is great.

A one hour loop where we skipped the Eagle Lake section of the trails. A few uphill climbs but not too strenuous. My 7 & 9 year old sons did it and loved it. Gorgeous views!

walking
7 months ago

This is a nice trail along the ocean. It's an easy walk with lots of fun things to explore along the way. Great for kids!

Nice walk around on a well maintained path. A lot of bikes on this path. Great little lakes to see.

mountain biking
8 months ago

This is a review of the carriage trail (which is the tail shown here), not to be confused with the hiking-only trail (also goes around the lake, but it's very different). This is a great biking trail for beginner mountain bikers. Around 6 miles total and the trail is very (very) wide and well-graded the entire way. There is one big, long hill but otherwise it's mostly pretty flat. Recommend doing the trail counterclockwise as the uphill is a much easier grade in that direction. Mostly heavily forested with short glimpses of views over the lake. Trail can also be hiked, and is dog friendly.

hiking
8 months ago

Please note that this entry refers to the carriage roads around Eagle Lake and not the Eagle Lake Trail which is on the south side of the lake off the carriage roads and marked on Acadia hiking maps. That trail connects with the Jordan Carry trail and on the west side of the lake running along Connors Nubble is a very difficult boulder scramble if you were expecting a groomed carriage road. They are also currently working to replace the raised walkways on the southern tip and the trail is a bit of a mess at the moment. If you get on this trail as opposed to the carriage road, do not expect an easy hike; on the west side is it definitely a more challenging 1.2 miles and will take inexperienced hikers 1-2 hours to get through.

Beautiful views, Well groomed mostly level walking and biking trail EXCEPT about 2.5 miles on from the parking area is a lakeside cutoff. I forget the name but it is about 1.5 miles long and BOULDER FILLED! wish I knew that before taking our one and a half year old granddaughter with us along with her stroller. Once we got halfway through the trail you couldn't turn back at that point and continued until we came back to the gravel trail on the other side of the lake. Be warned.

The kids were expecting a bit more from this, but it was worth doing. It was very foggy so the views were just ok. Highlights were stacking rocks and feeling the cold water run over our feet as the tide went out.

Excellent to take young kids

mountain biking
9 months ago

Just did this with family
Started at jordon pond
It is tough but two kids aged 10&12 did it
On mountain bikes
Lots of up hill

hiking
9 months ago

An easy pretty path to walk or bike on. It's a pretty lake to look at.

road biking
9 months ago

A nice path around the lake. The initial uphill was a bit of a challenge but overall it was an easy to moderate ride. Completed in late afternoon when traffic on the trail was light. Last Thursday

on Eagle Lake Trail

road biking
9 months ago

Easy ride except for one large hill. Beautiful views of the u-shaped valley. Gravel road through birch and pine forests.

hiking
9 months ago

Walk this trail every year. One of our favorites

hiking
10 months ago

Wonderful! Super flat and easy. Walk to the sea with amazing plants and beautiful trees filled with lace lichen. Spider webs everywhere during certain times of year. One of the very best hikes in Acadia.

Super easy. Keep on the trail to go further up the coast to avoid the crowds and walk back along the rocky coast.

10 months ago

Tide pools galore at low tide. Super easy hike in to the water. Could spend hours just hanging by water.

Flat low tide, not that pretty.......

road biking
10 months ago

Great and fun ride. Beautiful views. Pulled kid trailer with 2 with effort but good exercise

mountain biking
10 months ago

Fun for biking. U.S. National Park Interpretive Rangers are helpful and friendly. Panoramic views are somewhat limited and pathway is often heavily wooded/shaded so good for runners. Several long grades. A few beaver ponds here and there. Not a great trail for hikers, in my opinion.

on Wonderland Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Lovely short trail to the water.

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