Bar Island Trail

EASY 34 reviews
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Bar Island Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Bar Harbor, ME: Begin on Bridge Street just off West Street. Note: Be sure to check the Town Pier tide schedule at the ocean point on West Street.

3 days ago

walking
4 days ago

Nice brief walk to Bar Island and then 15 minutes hiking to island. Kids loves it!

13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Neat trail that's only available at low tide

Don't get stuck out there! Was a great morning stroll. Safe to cross 1.5 hours before and 1.5 hours after low tide. Only took about an hour. Nice way to start the day with a coffee.

24 days ago

This is a really cool path to walk simply because it disappears with high tide and returns with low tide. It offers a nice view of the ships and the harbor. We enjoyed a Maine lobster dinner nearby after our visit to the sandbar.

1 month ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Nice short walk with great harbor views.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Nice hike and a beautiful day. Not challenging but a very nice hike.

10 months ago

we went off trail and hiked along waters edge. very beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

We took the path out to the high point on Bar Island. There is a nice view back across the harbor to town. We especially enjoyed exploring the tidal flats, finding dozens of starfish along the way. Low tide was perfectly timed for early evening, so there were lots of people with the great summer weather we also had. However, there is room to spread out along the flats and it did not feel too crowded...and much fewer people completed the trail on the island. I highly recommend this for the unique experience and the wonderful setting!

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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