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A nice, calm, quick walk with a good amount of beautiful scenery to take in and an informative bog walk. Definitely recommended for anyone visiting this park.

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1 month ago

Need to combine this with the coastal trail to make it worth your while.

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muddy
2 months ago

Beautiful coast

Excellent hike through a light drizzle and a heavy fog today, which masked the beautiful vistas but was remarkable nonetheless. Due to the rain, the trail was a bit slippery and muddy, but not impassable. Trail narrows past green point and gets fairly overgrown perhaps due to it being less traveled. If you wish to experience Gulliver’s hole, try to time your hike for high tide and with an active surf. At low tide today there wasn’t much to see.

Wonderful morning hiking the Coastal Trail to Gulliver’s Hole and beyond. Beautiful experience despite heavy fog and a light drizzle.

On a clear day this is a great hike. Excellent views on the whole trail with a great ocean breeze.

The Inland Trail is much easier than the Coastal Trail but lacks the beautiful scenery of the Coastal. The Bog Trail is extremely easy and most of it is on a boardwalk. There are signs along the boardwalk explaining the biology of the bog.

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muddy
3 months ago

The Thompson Trail, by itself, would be considered an Easy hike. Combining it in a loop with the Coastal Trail would be more interesting and challenging.

The .3 mile out-and-back is just an easy trail between the picnic area and the lighthouse. There are several fun hikes that originate from the picnic area.

This was a very enjoyable loop. With the exception of the Coastal Trail, this would be rated as Easy. The Coastal Trail is definitely Moderate and has lots of interesting ascents and descents. The only thing that would have made this better would have been no fog.

This loop is quite easy. The Bog Trail is largely on s boardwalk with numerous signs explaining the biology of the bog.

A nice hike that explores all major points of interest at Quoddy Head State Park. The hardest part is the Coastal Trail, so I recommend hiking the loop clockwise. Great views along the coast, but the bog is also interesting. Overall, a great way to see Quoddy Head State Park.

Short, fairly easy trail with a firm gravel trail surface. Leads to a great view of the Lubec Narrows. A good choice if you are not up to hiking the longer and more rugged Coastal Trail.

I got lucky and hiked here on a day with no fog. Great views of the rocky coast line. Rugged, narrow trail with quite a few rocky and rooty areas. Step carefully and most people can make it. One of the best hikes in down east Maine.

hiking
5 months ago

Really pretty views, if it isn’t foggy, which it often is. Hike isn’t too hard though it can be muddy in places.

Didn’t hike the entire trail - too foggy and I was alone/never been before. Well kept trail and beautiful scenery by the lighthouse. Came from Bar Harbor and was well worth it.

I loved this trail! I went on a rainy/windy day in November. There were a couple fallen trees to scramble around near the end and waterproof boots are a must, as there were plenty of puddles/mud. However the rain resulted in gorgeous waterfalls running off the cliffs and the ocean waves were breathtaking. I hiked with my dog, we only saw one other group of hikers. This hike was incredibly fun, highly recommend.

A short distance into the trail, there is a small path that leads you to a big rocky outcrop along the ocean. You can enjoy a great view of the lighthouse and the cliffs at Gulliver’s Hole from there.

Hike around on July 10, 2004.

Great loop. It can be a bit wet after a rain and the coastal trail requires some good knees the farther you get to Carrying place cove. Make sure to take some time and sit on the rock looking out at the ocean and islands.

Spectacular views! Great family hike.

A beautiful lighthouse on the easternmost point in the United States. We were fortunate to visit on a sunny and clear summer day, with fantastic views of the Canadian islands of Campobello and Grand Manan. The state park has five miles of trails with diverse scenery (shoreline, woods and bogs). If you are running somewhat short on time after exploring the lighthouse area, be sure to at least take the path that begins beyond the flagpole. A quick walk to some stairs leads down to a wonderful rocky beach!

stayed at the West Quoddy Head Station (retired Coast Guard station) and hiked it all. so beautiful and peaceful. Sunrise is awesome. when you go say hi the Bill the owner

Absolutely incredible views! One of my favorite hikes to date. Pick a beautiful day and hopefully you will get the chance to see Campobello without the fog that typically rolls in between the mainland and the island. Lush moss growth surrounds you in this coastal dreamlike trail with several waterfalls and a mini "thunder hole" much like Acadia's. This gem can only be found if you hit it at the correct incoming tide.

Didn't get to spend as much time here as we would have liked. The walk along the water was spectacular. Will be planning a return trip sometime so we can hike more than the first section of trails.

Great trail, but the fog kept us away from the views.

Beautiful scenery. Make sure to check out the bog as well!

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