Gorge Path Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Gorge Path Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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

28 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views of the gorge and fall colors along the way. Started at the top of Cadillac Mountain (that’s where the GPS took us) and hiked down the mountain. Was tough going down and by the time we got to the bottom, we were exhausted and no way were heading back up. Found some other tourists from Alabama that drove us back to the top, thank you! My suggestion is to be prepared to either hire a shuttle service be prepared for 7.4 miles of climbing as it’s fairly steep steps and climb the whole way. Quads are still burning! Beautiful hike though!

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29 days ago

Last hiked it on May 14, 1994. What can I saw that has not already been said by many visitors about this spectacular hike?

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30 days ago

beautiful day today! clear, cool weather, trail in great shape with nicely placed rock. small amount of water along the way. ended at top of cadillac.....people!

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1 month ago

Perfect trail to bring my pup on!

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2 months ago

An amazing job of trail building. The last section up out of the gorge to the summit of Cadillac Mountain is steep and has a few places where you need to use your hands to scramble up through the slabs and boulders.

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3 months ago

This was a great trail! The difficulty level was as advertised. Some rock crawling involved, but nothing that requires real strength. Saw some cool snakes on the way up! This is my favorite way to summit Cadillac.

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3 months ago

Great gorge path down from Mt Dorr and Cadillac.

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3 months ago

Chose to take this route down from the summit of Cadillac Mt. to get some different views than we did on the way up. We loved the trail! As a 22 year old with her parents in their fifties, we were able to navigate this very well marked trail down the mountain. Definitely recommend if you take North Ridge up, and want to switch it up a bit on the way down! Similar boulders as times, but nothing too challenging. In August there was no waterfall, (we were told there would be) but still totally worth the hike! Lovely trail.

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3 months ago

We thought it was a lot closer to hard than moderate but this was a good climb. Pace yourself, take your time, and enjoy the scenery - this is a special hike. We had a good ascent with not a lot of traffic on the way. Beautiful views close to the Cadillac summit.