Gorham Mountain to Ocean Path Loop

MODERATE 70 reviews
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Gorham Mountain to Ocean Path Loop is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
636 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of the Atlantic, over mountain ledges to end at Sand Beach. This is a wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of Newport Cove past powerful Thunderhole and then up over the open ledges of Gorham Mountain. You will have beautiful ocean views along the entire route. When you come down Gorham Mountain to the north you can also run up the Bee Hive if you have the energy. After you descend back to Sand Beach spend some time out on the sand relaxing!

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2 months ago

A bit intense during a heavy snowfall, but absolutely stunning. Moderate

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6 months ago

Great trail and stunning views. This trail isn't too long and gives you plenty of time to fit in other activities within the park in the same day. The trail is well marked but can be a little crowded during the high tourist season. Despite that, it was still very enjoyable and a great hike!

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PRO TIP: Go in the afternoon! This hike is beautiful but crowded. Especially in the mornings because it's the first stop for a lot of tourists coming out of Bar Harbor.

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8 months ago

This is a great trail for all skills levels. It will challenge beginners just enough and reward experienced hikers with great views. Not as crowded as I thought it would be in September.