Flying Mountain Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Flying Mountain Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

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

3 days ago

Easy trail that is a little steep at the very beginning. The rest of the loop is downhill. The views are amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and easy hike! Kid friendly!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful forest setting with nice views both at the small summit and down at the lake. Relatively easy traversing.

9 months ago

2nd day hike. Decent views, good up and down.

9 months ago

Excellent trail for a family with kids, resting by the beach was awesome, you might spot a bald eagle!

hiking
11 months ago

Short and sweet. Nice views. Well-maintained. Need to tap dance over rocks and roots. Easy access, so, it will draw crowds at times. Did this twice--first time with family mid day (lots of people, but still doable) ; 2nd time as a trail run in the morning, which was very nice and peaceful.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gorgeous views, small beach. I love a good loop! Excellent and beautiful walk.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gorgeous views, small beach. I love a good loop! Excellent and beautiful walk.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fun and relatively quick hike. Has a nice steep start on rocks and some dirt trail then you're at the top, the rest is a nice slow decent down and around the back of the mountain with nice views of the Sound and opportunity to get down to the shore.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Peregrine Falcons nesting. Trail Closed until 8/15/2015

hiking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Steep but relatively short trail to the summit. It offers superb views, and seems to be very popular with families with children.

hiking
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Very nice and not challenging trail. Superior views of Somes Sound and Norumbega mountain. Surprisingly rewarding views for such a low elevation. You need to be careful on this very short trail - a lot of roots there. Just a lovely trail for a short afternoon hike.

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