Gorham Mountain to Ocean Path Loop

MODERATE 131 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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Fun trail great for the entire family!

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Very nice trail with some challenge..

21 days ago

I loved this trail. The views at the top are stunning. Great for the kiddos and the pup. Will be back to do this one again in the future.

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21 days ago

Hiked this trail with my two 55 lb dogs. No problems.

21 days ago

This is a pretty crowded moderate hike. Some uphill sections make it challenging for those that aren't used to hiking causing the line up to get jammed a bit. Lots of people means lots of noise so this is not one of the more peaceful hikes to take around the park. The views up top are wonderful though. If you are new to hiking this is a good hike to attempt. Hiking shoes are recommended. I saw a lot of flip flops since this trail is off of Ocean Path which makes a hike like this much harder.

21 days ago

Family of 5. No probs.

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Took my 9 year old daughter and 6 month old puppy for their first real hike. Both were able to do this trail with ease. We were rewarded with beautiful views at the top of Gorham mountain and along the Ocean trail.

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