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Compass Harbor Trail

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Compass Harbor Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

beach

forest

views

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk from the road with nice views once you get there.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, a little to easy for the older kids, but good for smaller toddlers!

hiking
1 month ago

An enjoyable trail. I liked returning through the ruin.

hiking
1 month ago

For a 2.5 year old this was perfect! We hiked with 6 month old in backpack and 2.5 yo hiked the whole thing, explored rocky beach and had a picnic. Loved throwing rocks into the ocean. Great views without the crowds of rocky beaches off of shore path. Short quick hike but great for when the toddlers are tired of being carried and need some free reign. Not too many roots or rocks for tripping over. Simple hike but great views make it fun for everyone

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy to do. Went early after the sunrise and were the only people there. Would be great with families to avoid crowds

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent easy hike. The entire family had a great time. There are several places to access the beach & the water is crystal clear. Beautiful scenery, peaceful. We applied Off at the trail head & were not bothered by bugs at all.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun, easy family hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short walk through woods to shore line.

hiking
3 months ago

We loved this trail!! The trail is wide and mostly under the cover of mature trees. Its pretty level until you get to the end, where you can climb on the rocks. The ocean at the end of the trail is spectacular. It was so quiet and we just loved watching the waves roll in and out. You can access quite a bit of shoreline here. Very few mosquitoes, and the only other bugs we saw were red ants (easily avoided). It was not crowded at all. We loved this trail so much that we plan to bring the rest of our family back later this week.

hiking
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

beautiful day hike of about 9 miles, took 5 hours but it waa absolutely beautiful. reccomend a decent pair of boots as its a bit wet. and a jacket for the elevation, 10 out of 10 will do again.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Well marked trail. Trailhead off of Rt 3. Easy, short, historic hike to the Atlantic Ocean.

hiking
Monday, August 13, 2018

Great trail for views and young families. Wide short trail to the water.

walking
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Nice little walk

hiking
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Easy hike, well maintained trail. Rocks down on the beach can be very slippery when wet. Great views!

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Short with a good view

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Beautiful water views, very easy trail.

Monday, July 03, 2017

This is a good hike for beginners, it is very flat with good trails. There is also a good access point for swimming and has some history with the old farmhouse foundation.

walking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

We did this Trail with our four-year-old and two-year-old. It was definitely easy enough for them both and the views were amazing and we all enjoyed the stairway to the mansion's foundation and the rocky beach. Definitely a favorite.

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