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Long Pond And Great Notch Trails

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Acadia National Park

Long Pond And Great Notch Trails is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 616 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lakeside walk and woodland trail

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blowdown
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rocky
1 month ago

This was a super hike done with family. Beautiful, beautiful views. So serene. We came down Razor Back and that proved to be a great decision! Cannot wait to hike it again.

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blowdown
2 months ago

Started the Great Notch trail at the top of Mansell with the cut through of Razor Back trail. Rounded it out with a nice easy hike around the pond. There is a lot of big blow downs from recent storms.

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icy
6 months ago

Lovely trail. Icy in December along the lake path. Also longer than 4.8 miles. All Trails app recorded 6.1.

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blowdown
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icy
muddy
rocky
snow
6 months ago

Nice trail, longer then 4.8 miles.

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blowdown
flooded
8 months ago

Recommend walking this loop CW to tackle the notch climb & decent first, leaving the pleasant lakeside stroll for last. Lots of trees blown down in the forest, but trail is entirely passable. Scenic vistas are along the pond. Several trail options include treks up to Mansell summit or Bernard summit.

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10 months ago

Lovely light hike up and long trail run down and back around lake (clockwise). No views out, but spectacular moments in a variety of woodland landscapes.

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bugs
11 months ago

It is generally a nice trail. First half is along the pond. The second half is through the woods and is either up or downhill. Other than the lake from the shore, there are no views which took some stars off the rating. We went on a hot and humid day which made it less fun and the bugs swarm you and will eat you alive; bring proper bug repellent and wear long sleeves and avoid shorts when the weather becomes warm. As the hike isn’t too overwhelmingly tiring, the nearby lake is a great spot for canoeing or just relaxing by the shore after your hike.

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Mon Oct 08 2018

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Fri Oct 05 2018

This is a very nice hike and dog friendly. I’d start clockwise also and finish by the water. The first two miles have the incline and there are a fair amount of rocks but very manageable. It’s very enjoyable for a 5 mile hike.

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Thu Sep 20 2018

We hiked only the lake portion and only a bit. We were looking for easy end of day lake scenery hike. Definitely great for that. Stopped once the rock walking got heavier. We are over 70. FYI.

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Mon Jun 10 2013

See review for Great Notch trail. The part along the pond is very scenic looking out over the water. Saw some loons and the mountain in the background was pretty. This part was mostly flat along the shore. There was a bridge to cross coming down the mountain that had a nice waterfall on it. It would tend to be buggy here on a warmer day. I would recommend a windy day or early Spring hike or fall for the color. Would be extremely warm in summer weather. I hiked it in June 9th and it was cool in the morning

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