Eagle Lake Trail

EASY 43 reviews
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Eagle Lake Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

canoeing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
8 days ago

This is a review of the carriage trail (which is the tail shown here), not to be confused with the hiking-only trail (also goes around the lake, but it's very different). This is a great biking trail for beginner mountain bikers. Around 6 miles total and the trail is very (very) wide and well-graded the entire way. There is one big, long hill but otherwise it's mostly pretty flat. Recommend doing the trail counterclockwise as the uphill is a much easier grade in that direction. Mostly heavily forested with short glimpses of views over the lake. Trail can also be hiked, and is dog friendly.

hiking
12 days ago

Please note that this entry refers to the carriage roads around Eagle Lake and not the Eagle Lake Trail which is on the south side of the lake off the carriage roads and marked on Acadia hiking maps. That trail connects with the Jordan Carry trail and on the west side of the lake running along Connors Nubble is a very difficult boulder scramble if you were expecting a groomed carriage road. They are also currently working to replace the raised walkways on the southern tip and the trail is a bit of a mess at the moment. If you get on this trail as opposed to the carriage road, do not expect an easy hike; on the west side is it definitely a more challenging 1.2 miles and will take inexperienced hikers 1-2 hours to get through.

hiking
22 days ago

27 days ago

Beautiful views, Well groomed mostly level walking and biking trail EXCEPT about 2.5 miles on from the parking area is a lakeside cutoff. I forget the name but it is about 1.5 miles long and BOULDER FILLED! wish I knew that before taking our one and a half year old granddaughter with us along with her stroller. Once we got halfway through the trail you couldn't turn back at that point and continued until we came back to the gravel trail on the other side of the lake. Be warned.

rails trails
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

An easy pretty path to walk or bike on. It's a pretty lake to look at.

road biking
1 month ago

A nice path around the lake. The initial uphill was a bit of a challenge but overall it was an easy to moderate ride. Completed in late afternoon when traffic on the trail was light. Last Thursday

road biking
1 month ago

Easy ride except for one large hill. Beautiful views of the u-shaped valley. Gravel road through birch and pine forests.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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road biking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

road biking
2 months ago

Great and fun ride. Beautiful views. Pulled kid trailer with 2 with effort but good exercise

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

Fun for biking. U.S. National Park Interpretive Rangers are helpful and friendly. Panoramic views are somewhat limited and pathway is often heavily wooded/shaded so good for runners. Several long grades. A few beaver ponds here and there. Not a great trail for hikers, in my opinion.

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago