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Schoodic Mountain is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sullivan, 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 best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 954 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views
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Haylee Caravalho
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Amazing!! The view is absolutely incredible. Seeing Acadia is amazing, also with 360 degree views! Pretty steep up but not too long at all. I loved this hike so much!!

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Summer Hiker
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Nature trips

Trail head is not marked- trail right next to bathroom goes to top of Schoodic mountain. Amazing views, wild blueberries. Went with kids age 10 & 12. Lots of roots and boulders, but they navigated trail easily. Coming down, take fork to beach. There’s a private, crystal clear pond at end. Pack bathing suits for a swim!

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Brian Ciemian
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Mckenzie Gould
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Deonne W
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Hiking

First time on this trail and absolutely loved it. Despite my fear of ledges during a climb, I managed to handle the woodsy edges just fine. A great mix of forest and rocks. Gnarly roots and wet leaves everywhere so a good pair of boots and poles are recommended. Wild blueberries at the summit. Winds were quite blustery and dried me off in minutes and you should definitely wear a hat with strings - my baseball cap almost went flying! The lake would have been a refreshing stop for a swim - will remember my suit next time because I definitely will be back. Just make sure that you keep careful track of the trailhead and bring a good map. There are cairns everywhere on the summit so easy to get turned around. The trails are blazed blue well, but turn offs aren’t signed well and very easy to get off your mark and have to turn around.

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Ed Schaff
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Hiked it as a loop but never again. Trail up from the lake is hard to locate, insanely steep and poorly maintained. Views from the top are breathtaking!Trail back down to the parking lot was a beautiful forest romp. Would do this as an out and back from the parking lot unless you are planning on a swim at the lake. The beach was tent city. Trail from the parking lot can be easily missed when the parking lot is overflowing. It departs the road just below the privy.

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Krysta Hammond
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Hiking

It was a smooth trail for the most part. Some areas had rocks and roots, but dirt or pine floors overall. It was hard to find the trail head, but easy to follow the markers once on the trail. My 2 dogs loved it too. The views are some of the best that I have seen thus far.

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Richard Pizzi
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Danielle Merciers
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Hiking

This was a perfect hike for my 6 and 9 year old as well as our 5 month old puppy. We did the loop and saved the beach for last. The trailhead is by the bathroom for those who are having a hard time finding it. Check your gps and make sure you stay on route 1 until 183 and then take Schoodic Beach Road. It had me going down an ATV trail!

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Erica Clark
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Absolutely love this place great for dogs and awesome view at top well worth going for sure

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Danielle Willey
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This trail is awesome. Well marked and easy to follow. The views are amazing. Very beautiful. It’s one of my favorites.

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Amy Coggin
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Cindy Puckett Groesbeck
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always a favorite, views are amazing.

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Ashley Church
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HikingRocky

Good trail! Beautiful view at the top and a rocky hike. Going back down is a little tough, but not horrible. I would recommend starting from Schoodic Beach and exiting by the parking lot.

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Mark Owens
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4/25/1Good tough trail. Very steep and very rocky. Fun day

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Christine Tanguay
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I LOVE this hike and Mtn!!! I did it back in the fall and got there with non problem. I went today and for some reason the directions part wanted me to take a skinny, dirt road that went near people’s houses. I wouldn’t recommend it without 4 wheel drive. The “normal” way is take rt 1 to rt 183 then a left onto Donnel Pond Road. The hike was as awesome as I remembered from before. There’s a great 360 view from the top. I love to do the loop so the lake is last and the dog can splash around while I relax.

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Chris Buckminster
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Excellent hike.

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Sydney Garrity
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Hiking

The trail is fantastic. Follow the directions from the app that take you through Hancock and Sullivan not the ones that take you through Franklin for a much much easier and more practical drive.

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Brian Muggeo
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Still snow on the ground but really nice hike.

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Matthew Graciano
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Morgan LaBree
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Very challenging and steep at times. Rocky, but our dog did fine. Do not recommend bringing the dog if he/she pulls on leash. Incredible 360 views at the top. Great hike in the fall or in the summer when you can go swimming in donnell pond. It took us around 2 hours total.

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Tom Wyatt
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HikingRocky

Pretty fun hike! Took our GPS which showed 3 miles going up Schoodic Mountain Trail to Schoodic Mountain, back down to Schoodic Beach and back to the parking lot. It took us about 2 hours. The trail is pretty well marked with blue blazes and cairns but there are some confusing spots. Schoodic Mountain Trail is through the woods with rocks and roots and a couple of steep spots. Once you pass the crossroads with Schoodic Beach and head up to Schoodic Mountain, the trail becomes steeper and rockier and a bit harder to follow. The hike down to the beach is wooded and fairly steep with rocks and roots. It was also a little slippery as the ground was covered with wet leaves from rain the night before. Once you leave the beach, there is no sign for the parking lot - just stay right and you'll reach the parking area in 5-10 minutes. The view from the top is 360 degrees of fabulousness! It was a beautiful sunny day in the 60's with light breezes. We could have stayed all day. There were very few bugs which was a good thing since we left the bug spray in the car

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Liz Nevin
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Hiking

Great hike, fairly steep uphill climb With spectacular 360 degree views at the top. Gorgeous early fall day in the 70’s with cooling breezes at top. Signs and blue paint are good going up. But signage is lacking and/or confusing at the bottom by the Donnell pond. Had difficulty finding path to parking lot - and we were not the only ones. Ended up in the trail to Black Mountain....But hike itself was fabulous!

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rob bauer
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Hiking

Great views good hike

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Christopher Williams
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worth the views

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Brian Johnson
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