Gorham Mountain to Ocean Path Loop

MODERATE 90 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 days ago

I would definitely define this as a moderate hike. Not too steep, too high, or too long. If you are new to hiking, it seems like this would be a good starter trail to use to gauge your physical abilities before hitting some of the more strenuous trails. I cannot comment on the views from the mountain, as it was foggy and we were walking against a whitewashed backdrop, but the portion along the Ocean Path was lovely. [Hiking experience - I am brand new to hiking - this was my first trip outside of nature walks of the midwest.]

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Excellent hike- decent length for kids - trail offers a lot of different scenery; mountain to sand

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5 days ago

Very fun, moderately difficult trail. Amazing views at the top

6 days ago

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6 days ago

Moderate, very nice hiking trail. My 7 and 10 years olds were able to do it. Must if visiting Acadia!

12 days ago

Stunning views...great exercise.

12 days ago

Stunning views...great exercise.

12 days ago

Epic. Go!!!!

hiking
13 days ago

Highly recommend looping in the Beehive and Bowl lake into this trail. Start out the hike with the Beehive for some amazing views. Take Bowl trail down the backside of Beehive to a quite lake. Great place to go for a swim to cool off on a hot hike. Take Bowl Trail to the Gorham mountain trail. Only adds about 1.5 extra miles to the loop, and the signs along the trails allow for easy navigation between the points. Important to note that the Beehive Trail is a strenuous rock scramble for the first .5 miles and not for those with a strong fear of heights!

15 days ago

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18 days ago

Nice moderate trail with amazing coastal views. Last (or first depending where you begin) mile is a casual walk along coastal path.

18 days ago

Beautiful views of the coastline.

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