Explore the most popular forest 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.

Goat Trail is a lot of fun along the coast. Make sure to stop and hang out at Deep Cove. We saw a couple of harbor seals on our hike. The Duck Harbor Mountain trail is not for the faint of heart. Lots of scrambling and trail finding along the way. Great view from the top though.

Great hike and climb with even better views, but definitely recommend hiking south to north Bubble clockwise. A pretty steep climb up south Bubble from Jordan pond, wouldn’t recommend descending unless you want a more advanced hike. A good climb up and the views are worth it.

Great views from the rock climbing portions of Sand Beach.

Nice dog friendly trail!

Did the trail as the map shows. This takes you up some steep steps and a few ladders. Definitely go all the way and see the summit. Amazing views, one of our favorite trails we’ve ever done.

Okay so let’s be a little real here. This is more of a climb than a hike. I have summitted some pretty tough mountains and terrain in the white mountains and have been an avid consistent hiker for the past 3 years. I’ve had some pretty tough physical challenges but this one is a mental challenge if you have a fear of heights. I thought from the topo map and seeing pictures I could do this trail. I’ve bouldered. Besides, there are metal handles and ladders? How bad could it be? You do not know until you go. My fiancé summitted and loved it but he has no fear of heights. I was queasy with the first “test” of a metal grate and narrow footing on the side of the mountain. Do your research and watch go pro videos on YouTube that you can!

My fiancé said the views are amazing and it’s worth the climb hence the 5 star rating. It just depends o. What you are looking for.

Despite the mental challenge I will eventually come back and conquer this one. I think it’s good to always try to push yourself but this one could test your limits quick.

Beatiful trail with outstanding views from the top - but should be listed as “moderate”, not “easy”. It is constant uphill, pretty steep (wooded trail) and with many large steps.

This was a fun trail. Some steep rocky sections we were not expecting. We have a big dog and some of the steep sections were a little challenging for him.

The ledge trail itself wasn’t that great. Keep going once you get to the top and there are plenty of amazing views within a short hike.

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2 days ago

Not “easy”. More like moderate. Nice views at top

Did this loop with my three kids, 6, 9 and 12 years old. Amazing views, fun and exciting boardwalk and rocky section and a little beach halfway that’s great for skipping stones. I wonderful family hike.

Doing Mt. Sauveur first and then Acadia is for sure better. This way you have the slightly challenging but fun hike to Acadia up and the easy way via steps down. The views are great. We started from Sauveur parking lot and used Ledge Trail to get to the loop. Took about 2.5h plus many photo stops.

Easy trail that mostly follows the main park loop road. Lots of little stopping points and lots of amazing views.

Beautiful trail. The far end of the trail takes you to a nice rocky beach that the kids loved.

amazing hike; very fun with the rock scrambling. Not super challenging, but not easy either. Hiking back down the rocks was fantastic

Great scenic trail. Done it several times!!

A pleasant walk with great views of the water and the bubbles.

Short trail with great payoff, definitely try to go when there are fewer people out as this one can get backed up easily at the climbing parts.

Gorgeous trail,great introduction to the park. This trail is awesome because it requires work and physical exertion but its relatively short, meaning everyone in the group can feel like they accomplished something big, even if they can't spend a whole day hiking.

We combined this trail with the gorge trail to make a full loop back to the car. We absolutely loved the hike! While difficulty is moderate, the hike is certainly strenuous. I couldn’t imagine doing the loop in reverse.

The summit and the views are well worth the hike and the kids loved it!

This was a gorgeous hike with breathtaking views! I would concur with other posters and would discourage you from this one if you’re afraid of heights. I am petrified of heights and had a tough time getting past a couple of dicey spots which required some fairly big steps and/or rungs with a fair amount of exposure. The views atop the summit are worth it though!!

Very easy trail but long enough to satisfy. The view from Otter Cliff to Sand Beach was stunning.

Not for the faint of heart. You should try to go with one other person. I made the mistake of going alone and slipped at one point. Great view at the top and along the way. Very unique climb with ladder rungs.

Cool view over the beach

Beautiful views around the pond. We did this hike late in the evening and had the place to ourselves!

A section of this trail was closed so we took the detour via Cadillac cliffs. This section was a lot of fun!

The ocean views from the top were amazing and the ocean breeze felt terrific! This trail was well maintained and the cairns that marked the way helped.

Good workout on this trail with some stunning views. Well worth a visit

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5 days ago

Quite tricky on the way down from Cadillac Mountain. After going up on the North Trail it was quite tiring coming down this one and this one iwasn’t as picturesque

Amazing view. Great quick hike.

This was a great hike with wonderful views. The trails were well maintained and well marked. There is a very difficult section on the southern most part of the south bubble that is NOT ok for dogs. It is very steep and narrow with some climbs that are almost impossible for any dogs. I would not recommend anyone under the age of ten or who is afraid of heights to do that section. Besides that, this was a wonderful hike I would recommend to almost everyone. It is definitely possible to do more of an out and back and skip the steep portion of the south bubble.

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