Bar Island Trail

EASY 68 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
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

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.

1 month ago

Very unique experience. We only did the part from Bar Harbor to Bar Island. Can get very windy. Lots of sea gulls to watch as you walk. A very easy walk.

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2 months ago

A nice walk to do to get a different view of Bar Harbor from the island. Easy leisurely walk for pets & kids as well. As the tide changes, so cool to see the sea life & shells as you walk across the landbridge. A lot people doing the same thing but you dont get a crowded feel.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Was a nice little walk but that's about it. A lot of people. Nice to do really quick while walking to food.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Walking on water? well, sort of. this hike is more neat for the fact that you walk out across a sandbar to access Bar Island at low tide. Pretty unique, and an easy hike

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2 months ago

I guess this would be a good hike but I forgot about the tide since I'm not from around here. The trail was under water. tried to make it out but the water was cold and rising.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

take the less traveled wooded trail around the perimeter of the island that you see to the left as you come on to the island across the sandbar. a much more interesting hike, would highly recommend.

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3 months ago

Great for the whole family. Watch the tides!

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