Great Notch Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
#100 of 129 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.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

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.

hiking
Monday, June 10, 2013

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.