Canon Brook Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Canon Brook Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
961 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers



1 month ago

Absolutely stunning trail. It ranges in difficulty from easy to fairly challenging in parts. I wouldn’t recommend the whole thing for novice hikers. I descended Dorr mountain on the south side and connected to south side Cadillac Mountain Trail and ascended from there. The Canon Brook trail had a tough ascent in parts and went through some beautiful stream areas and lots of wildlife with hardly anyone on it in early August (prime season).

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Great trail for the adventurer. I would rate it more a hard trail then moderate but well worth the effort. Many rocks to climb and very steep at parts. Has rock scramleing as well. The top is incredible and offers different ways down. Awesome and a must do.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Beautiful rocky trail, turned onto A. Murray trail......a must do......

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Nice trail with some good sights.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wow. We hiked down this yesterday after it rained night before and it trickled on us. There were sections of slippery slabby rock about 10-20 feet long where your footing better be solid or you're gonna take a ride that won't end up well. If it's at all wet do not bring kids under age of 14. As a parent of young kids (5,5,8) this is not my first choice. If you're an adventurer and experienced hiker, it's awesome. I ended up slipping in my brand new Vasque boots with Vibram bottoms and landed on my back. Luckily I had my Nalgene bottle in my pack as that's what was between my back and the rock. Rest of the trail was slippery roots, puddles and normal trail towards bottom. We finished this hike at dusk and saw some frogs and a deer towards the road as we emerged.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Great way to hike up and peak two mountains at once this beautiful trail leads you to the split between Dorr and Cadillac mountains. I did the trail in the summer so wasn't much water, it is steep in parts, be careful!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

A large section of the trail is washed out where it is steep. Other than that its a good connector to get up Cadillac Mtn. Be warned, it was reported in the news recently that a hiker took a 60' fall down the brook and had to be rescued.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Best done in summer when the water is just a trickle. Slippery in places with water coming down the ledge trail!

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