Great Meadow Loop Trail

EASY 10 reviews
#108 of 145 trails in

Great Meadow Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

1 month ago

Not very scenic roads and golf course

walking
2 months ago

If you do this trail plus out and back on shore path, 5 miles total. This loop is great for kids. Lots of bridges, streams, lovely vistas.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely not 8 miles. When you're not right next to the road, this is a pleasant little stroll. The elevation gain is also off for this hike. I'd suggest parking on Kebo STreet instead of Main street if you wanted to hike this.

hiking
9 months ago

There was no meadow...it was a golf course...and this trail is less than 2 miles, where the F did 8 miles come from? Does no one check that these listings are remotely Accurate? I ended up wandering around on some other trails which were nearby and Much better

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

I didn't see any "Great meadows," but I did see a golf course, a cemetery and a guy cutting grass. Not sure who calculated this as an 8.1 mile loop, it's 2 miles at best. We started from the center of town and by the time we walked to the trailhead, did the loop and got back out to the road, we were at 4 miles. You're primarily walking along the road and a golf course. You could easily connect to Jessup Trail, take that to the nature center and walk back to town. It's easily doable. If you only plan on just doing this short loop, leave the camera at home. I wouldn't recommend this trail unless you plan on using it to connect to another trail. But I will say it's a well marked and maintained trail if you're just looking for a stroll...along a golf course... and a road.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Odd to see golf course in middle of national park but easy to navigate and hit on the way from downtown.

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hiking
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hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016