Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Lovely trail! Nice view points and beautiful scenery. Trail was moderate

hiking
16 hours ago

Beautiful easy hike. We did this MDW and it was hot so ending up at the beach was perfect! Great views.

If you have the time, do the whole path. Usually empty early in the morning, and so quiet. Varied terrain. Easy as far as ratings go for Acadia NP

17 hours ago

Nice little hike, we were the only people on the trail early in the morning.

Nice hike, intersects with many other trails if you want to extend your hike. Restroom in the parking area always a plus. There's a garden you can walk through after as well

The hike in the beginning up the ledge trail is roots and rocks and a bit steep. However once it levels off there are wooden planks, forest floors, and rock face scrambles. The most amazing views can be seen once you approach the Valley Peak trail. Had a snack overlooking the Sound and other area mountains. This trail was a bit slippery as it rained the night before. My new favorite hike on the quiet side of the park.

It's a rewarding moderate hike to the top of Cadillac. We were the only people on the trail early in the morning, however on the hike down, we had to pull over quite often to let others by. Go as early as you can to avoid crowds on this popular trail

Nice tail, amazing view all over being on top of the mountain or near the water.

we really enjoyed the hike, wonderful ocean views.

Such a bueatiful trail. easy. Some harder trails branching off, like bubbles and Jordan cliffs, but it if you want a bueatiful flat walk in Acadia, this is your trail.

Great trail! Good challenge

This was a beautiful trail, but I wouldn’t rate it as easy. Depending on which way you took, the first part of the trail is flat. The second part has you walking over rocks and on a wooden boardwalk. Would not recommend that section on a wet day.

This was such a fun hike to take our time on. The views were beautiful and the trail was well marked!

Walked up the Divide trail from the parking area to the top of South Bubble, then down the Bubbles Trail to Jordan pond. The descent from the Bubble is a little intimidating, but not overly difficult, and the views are well worth it (I can definitely see that having shorter legs might make it more difficult though).

walking
14 days ago

Nice little walk

Great hike! We enjoyed it and so did our dog!

Rocky trail with lots of uneven ground. Tough on the knees! The peak of St. Sauveur isn’t particularly breathtaking, but once you start walking along Valley Peak it’s pretty much an incredible view the whole stretch. The little detour for the waterfall is totally worth it, you can easily climb next to or to the top of it and sit in the shade to enjoy the view. We cheated and walked back down Man O’ War, which is a flat path (old access road?). All in all a pleasant hike through woods, steady incline, and beautiful views.

Short hike with amazing views. There’s several options to follow for a longer hike. Lots of fun stretches over rock with ocean views.

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
19 days ago

Flat, easy stroll through the woods and along the rocky shores near Sand Beach.

Nice little trail along the waters edge. Not very hard or strenuous. A lot of the fun looking parts near the cliffs were closed off for habitat restoration. I can’t complain about that.

Wow! Incredible views, a bit difficult in places, but totally worth it!

Very nice level walk with some rocks & roots. Great views of Jordan’s pond and was not crowded on a weekday in early May.

Very easy but extremely beautiful, please respect the park rules ( no swimming) and stop at the restaurant after for some delicious pop overs, you'll thank me later!

hiking
23 days ago

Pretty popular walk. I guess the appeal is walking across on low tide. Doesn't really do much for me. Views from the high point on the island are alright.

hiking
23 days ago

I like how the website says that this is the #2 of 133 trails in Acadia, but that it is "lightly trafficked". It is pretty busy. Parking can be tough on the trailhead on the park loop road. I think the views are nice, but I know a lot of people who hate on this trail.

hiking
23 days ago

Definitely not 8 miles. When you're not right next to the road, this is a pleasant little stroll. The elevation gain is also off for this hike. I'd suggest parking on Kebo STreet instead of Main street if you wanted to hike this.

hiking
23 days ago

Good if you have no other options. Can cut over on Murphy Lane to the Precipice trail and avoid some of the parking issues at Precipice trailhead. But the Schooner head path parallels the road and is unremarkable.

hiking
23 days ago

SOme nice views and a little rock scrambling. You can access Sand Beach from this side if you don't want to brave the other parking lot. Probably not great when granite is wet..

Mostly just a way from the campground to the cove. Prettty lightly trafficked.

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