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Schoodic Head Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Schoodic Head Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Harbor, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 383 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching


Directions from Bar Harbor, ME: Fifty miles east of Bar Harbor, travel US 1 east to SR 186 south to Winter Harbor. Follow signs for Schoodic Point. Trailhead is located just prior to Blueberry Hill parking lot.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail with a variety of scenery to keep things exciting!

mountain biking
2 months ago

I actually did a great bike path loop. Some good climbs and views of the Atlantic. Also a short stretch along a road through lobster fishing community.

11 months ago

Short & Beautiful

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Excellent trail. Rarely busy traffic on this less traveled piece of Acadia National Park.

Friday, August 17, 2018

We hiked from the campground and approached the peak from Buck Cove trail. from that side, the trail up was beautiful and a steady incline. our descent was simple as we hiked down, there was little difficulty, but great beauty.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

love this little paved jaunt....great views...can see a huge mansion on the cliffs and can go down as far as you want for tidal pools and rock scrambling. the look outs along the way are great too. easy!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Beautiful short trail to overlook with view South to toward Bar Harbor and NE toward DownEast coastline.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Hiked this in 9/2016. Great views from top. Nice hike.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Went on a really foggy day so I couldn't see anything from the top. Still a really fun fairly easy hike. It was pretty cool to be in the fog at the top and a little like being in a video game.

Friday, August 19, 2016

I did a loop and went up Anvil, over and down Schoodic Head Trail, and back to the start via the Alder Trail (a totally flat path - I jogged it). I did the 2.65 loop with my dog in about 75 minutes. The trail is very lush and green with tons of moss and pines. At times I felt like I was in a fantasy movie set. There are some nice views but the trail itself is more of the main draw for me. It was quite slippery in parts and the full loop was challenging enough to be a great but fairly quick workout. Highly recommended

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nice moderate hike with a lot of beautiful shady areas as well as views of Schoodic Point. We went up by way of he anvil trail and down the east trail.

Monday, June 24, 2013

My wife and I did this trail as part of a loop up and over. This was not a bad trail if anything it was rather interesting on the way it wound to the top. It says it is .07 to top but seemed longer. Steps of stone and logs with many roots thrown in for good measure. Views were nice but somewhat limited...darn trees do grow!

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