Great Notch Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#83 of 123 trails in

Great Notch Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Southwest 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 October.

5.1 miles 1171 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


1 year ago

1 year ago

Wasn't much of a view at the summit but great scenery on the way. Once at the top, we hiked Razorback, which was absolutely beautiful, I would definitely recommend making that a part of the Great Notch Trail hike. Not a very hard hike but can be slippery and there are a lot of roots in the path.

3 years ago

Nice hike through wooded area with not any views of surrounding mountains. It was however teeming with many birds and ferns, mossy areas etc. I would rate it as a great woods walk. The trail itself was not difficult in most areas. There were roots and rocks but nothing too steep or difficult! I will hike it again when the colors for fall are here.