Gorham Mountain to Ocean Path Loop

MODERATE 158 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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1 day ago

this loop has a little bit of everything, hiking to a peak, hiking down to the beach, and hiking along the rocky oceanfront. would suggest doing this trail a day before doing Cadillac to get your legs warmed up.

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4 days ago

Great easy hike up a "mountain". This is more of a short, easy hill with a fun trail and good views. Great for what it is if you are looking for an easy trail with a mountain type feel.

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Great hike to add on after Champlain and Precipice if you're looking for a stretch.

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This might be my favorite trail in Acadia. The view from the summit is stunning. It's just challenging enough to make you feel like you accomplished something. And my kids (ages 7 & 12) not only could handle it but also thought it was exciting.

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