The Bowl Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
#23 of 128 trails in

The Bowl Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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

hiking
12 hours ago

hiking
3 days ago

Did this trail along with the Beehive and it's a fairly easy walk and great view when you reach the water. Definitely on the easier side of "moderate".

hiking
12 days ago

Great way down from Beehive.

hiking
14 days ago

1 month ago

Meh...not a fan. Super easy but the pond left me saying meh.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of stairs. Nice if you're also going through the Beehive but not so great on its own.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I wouldn't suggest this hike just to see the lake, but it was nice to add into a larger loop with the Beehive, Gorham Mountain, and Otter Cliffs. The lake is beautifully clear and it was fun to see the fish swimming around, but there are so many other great hikes in the National Park that this was not the top of my list.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

The lake is gorgeous. Go early so you can have it all to yourself.

2 months ago

Good views, great for swimming( if you are up for it )

2 months ago

8 months ago

10 months ago

Great trail to do with the Back park of the Beehive. The Bowl lake was very pretty.

11 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

As a destination itself, the Bowl is not as interesting as Gorham or the Beehive. For those leery of climbing the front face of the Beehive, this is a good alternate to get to the Beehive via the backside, also a nice stop if you combine Gorham and Beehive together. There is some rock scrambing between the Beehive and the Bowl and rock steps along the way, so is a moderate climb.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

A moderate climb in elevation on rocky trail to a small, but very pretty tarn (pond) formed and filled by melting glaciers. You can also access the beehive summit using this trail, if you have concerns about the steep climb using the beehive trail.

Use the Sand Beach Parking area to access the Bowl and Beehive Trails. There are bathrooms at the Sand Beach Parking area.

Monday, June 20, 2016