The Bowl Trail is a 2.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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: 2.1 km Elevation Gain: 137 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm

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rocky
7 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

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8 months ago

Agree with the reviewer below this. Do beehive first and then walk over to bowl. Only another .3 miles

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8 months ago

connected to the beehive trail at the end

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8 months ago

Nice walk through the woods to a pond. I’d recommend going up the Beehive trail for an amazing view and experience and comping back on the Bowl trail.

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rocky
8 months ago

Awesome hike. I would say this was definitely a moderate hike. We added going up the easier side of The Beehive as well. Was a nice hike and our corgi made it through it as well. Definitely a rocky trail though and some bouldering at parts. Would definitely do again.

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bugs
rocky
8 months ago

Pretty easy, very, very pretty.

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8 months ago

Not easy with little ones, but they managed it ok! The bowl was beautiful but very crowded.

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rocky
8 months ago

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8 months ago

This is NPS rated as “moderate” but I would call this an easy moderate. Lower part of the trail is filled with ankle breakers size rock - not difficult but one needs to be careful. As one ascends the rocks become larger and there is one section the is a typical Acadia boulder. Steeper part of the trail are formed steps and not that difficult. The payoff is a wonderful lake in the mountains. There are plenty of places to find your own quiet place but be prepared for this site to be a little busy. If you are a hiker with dogs this trail is not a problem for any size dog.

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9 months ago

Amazing veiws

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10 months ago

The bowl is a gorgeous lake, surrounded by many wonderful places to sit. Feels like the Lake region of Maine when you're sitting by it. Very easy steps to get there. If you tie it in with Gorham it makes for a very nice hike.

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10 months ago

Very nice views when you reach the lake. Lots of stairs on the way up. A great hike when combined with Gorham Mountain trail.

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bugs
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

Visited during peak season (record breaking attendance) and parking was non-existent at most trailheads. The trail was busy but not as crowded as the Beehive. Took the bowl as an alternative route up to the Beehive summit. First section is wooded/shaded. Once you leave the treeline, there's very little shade. Lots of bouldering. Beautiful pond. Beehive summit views were breathtaking.

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11 months ago

Randonnée sympa sans difficulté particulière.

Fri May 24 2019

awesome !! and easy, great pics.

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Sat May 18 2019

Very peaceful lake views.

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Mon Nov 19 2018

Nice and feasible, even in the snow

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Wed Oct 31 2018

Hiked the Beehive trail and connected to the bowl to make a big loop. Beautiful, crystal clear lake. You'll want to bring something to swim in!

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Wed Sep 12 2018

We hiked this trail and the beginning part was very slick. Several people had slipped on wet rock but if you know your ability, go slow and have sure footing you will be fine. Once you go out from the road you can split off and take the bowl trail or the beehive. Me and my partner took two different paths. I took the bowl and he took the beehive. The beehive was hard with rungs to hang and the bowl was fairly easy. When the trails met back together I actually took the backway up the beehive which was moderate and had some rock scrambling to the summit. The summit has breathtaking views. We then descended to the loop of the bowl and finished the trail that way.

Fri Aug 17 2018

Great walk has lots of ups and downs the bowl itself was amazing people swimming.

Thu Aug 16 2018

The Bowl was great to see. We did it as our way down after Beehive Trail. Nice add on after the summit.

Wed Jul 25 2018

Pretty sweet to see the Bowl near the top of this trail.

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Thu Jul 19 2018

Make sure you take the bowl trail all the way up to the beehive. It’s not as scary as the beehive trail but its still a challenge.

Sun Jul 15 2018

This trail was fairly easy but has a beautiful view! You can take a nice refreshing dip in the bowl if you’re up to it, or relax and enjoy the view for a bit before continuing with your hike.

Sun Jun 10 2018

Not bad but there was no “wow” factor.

Thu Jun 07 2018

Nice nature

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