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Flying Mountain Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily 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, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 321 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble
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Note: The trail is open in its entirety—Valley Cove is closed, however, due to safety and peregrine nesting, per the various signs. You can do the whole loop of flying mountain. Please refer to the park page for more information.

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

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Pierre K
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Not many people, beautiful views and a little beach. Just about perfect

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Pete Moss
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Lin Turnbull
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Part of the trail is very steep and rocky.

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David Smith
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Mark Phillips
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Gina Salerno
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Great views, not too crowded, loved valley cove towards the end if you’re starting in the direction of the actual trail head and not the fire road.

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maggie B
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Mark Phillips
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Mark Phillips
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Doug Scott
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Awesome quick hike! One of my favorites in Maine! Great view and beach area!!

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Scott Hochman
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Beautiful views, not too crowded and the beach was really cool. A nice add-on hike if you’re doing a few in a day.

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A Davidson
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Michael Uttecht
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We needed one more quick hike before lunch and this was a fun hike that included climbing and views. Completed in 45 min

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Scott McClellan
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harris m
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Definitely didn’t do the right, or full, trail, but still had a lot of fun

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Adrian Wright
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Nature trips

Great, easy hike for families. Nice view and very pretty trail. Wish we had time to stop at the beach on the back end of loop.

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Alexandra Dennehy
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beautiful!

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Suzy Greenberg
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Short little hike. Pretty and not crowded. Wish I brought a bathing suit to swim at the beach. Carriage road back.

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Bar Pereg
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Love!

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Jake Turner
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John Andrew
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If I could give any advice it would be to bring a swimsuit and stuff for a picnic. The hike itself is an easy one and the best part is Valley Cove for a dip... in the warmer months.

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Justin Lamontagne
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Amazing first half kinda boring 2nd half, just a dirt path. All in great shape and world class views. Easy for kids, took my 6 and 9 yo

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Dan Davies
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Had a blast on this trail our first of several days in the Harbors area. Highly recommend for a short hike!

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Holly Michaud
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Excellent, we LOVED this trail. The views are absolutely beautiful!!!

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Tristan Brodeur
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Very nice hike with great views. Other trails in the vicinity provided additional hikes.

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Carrie Welch
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This trail did not disappoint. It was beautiful and fun for our whole family! I know a lot of others have said it should be listed as easy but I can see why it is not. There are lot of both natural and man made steps, as well as, many areas of the trail with extensive roots.

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Katrina Giddings
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nice trail..well kept..little beach after a mile..great spot for a picnic or swim. if I was to do it again I would turn around and go back the way we came to finish..because the last 1/2 mile is just a road.

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Paige Emerson
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Very easy hike for someone that’s not in shape. This was my first hike of the season and it was a good way to start off. Beautiful views but not too much work to get there. Highly recommended for the chubby hiker like me

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