Bass Harbor Head Light Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Bass Harbor Head Light Trail is a 0.2 mile out and back trail located near Bass Harbor, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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rocky

2 days ago

Awesome walk along the sea shore on a bunch of slippery rocks. This is the iconic lighthouse of Maine not far from Acadia

walking
1 month ago

Light house is at the end of short path. Sunset is nice there but it was swarmed with people and photographers. If you’re peoplephobic this is not the spot to watch the sunset.

1 month ago

We were there mid day during the week at the beginning of May. Only two other people there. Very good opportunity to get some pictures if you climb out on the rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

Super short walk down the stairs. Can be an absolute zoo anytime near sunrise or sunset with cars lined up for a quarter mile waiting for a parking space to open up. Save your sanity and just leave if the cars are lined up on the road.

hiking
2 months ago

Short trail. Crowded at sunset but worth it to catch an iconic glimpse of Acadia.

hiking
8 months ago

Not really a hiking trail unless you're counting the walk from your car to the lighthouse rocks because during sunset you're going to be walking a long ass way since it's so crowded. Filled with photographers and just people trying to see a sunset. There's a secret cove/table area if you climb over the rocks underneath the lighthouse where you can sit and have your own little picnic.

walking
10 months ago

Small "trail" to see the lighthouse. The paved path on the other side of the lighthouse was decent. This path involved a one-person-wide staircase and lots of rocks to walk on. Very easy to find - follow the crowds!

11 months ago

Way too crowded, and people aren't in a rush to be polite and step aside for others. The lighthouse was pretty, but this is a tourist trap.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nice view of the water but the Trail is short. You can blaze your own and get pretty deep in the woods. Just keep the buoy chime on your left and you can make your way back to the parking lot.

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

As stated, a must to view one of the iconic images of Acadia. A short easy trail down to the rocks below the lighthouse, though you need to do a little scrambling to get to the best vantage point. It is better to go earlier in the day or at sunset. It's hard to get the classic shot during the late afternoon (at least during the summer) when the sun is low behind the lighthouse.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Famous Lighthouse view at Acadia NP, Bass Harbor Head Light is an active Coast Guard operated light house. Take the short trail down the steps to the left of the light to the rocks below for the iconic viewpoint. Not to miss in Acadia!

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Nice short hike to a really great view and awesome lighthouse.

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