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Great Notch Trail is a 5 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,154 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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10 months ago

Nice walk through the woods! Good way to get back down from hiking up Razorback.

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10 months ago

hiked down on Great Notch from Razorback. was very serene through the forest. no view at summit, but plenty to see on razorback!

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Mon Jun 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.

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Mon Jun 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.

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9 months ago

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Sun Aug 26 2018

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Sun Aug 19 2018

Sat Feb 27 2016

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Sat Aug 15 2015