Schoodic Mountain

HARD 22 reviews

Schoodic Mountain is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aurora, Maine that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
980 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Steep and rocky but worth the effort. Amazing views at the top. lovely lake at the bottom. We liked that there was hardly anyone there! Our chihuahua and golden made it up and down with absolutely no problem.
Make time for this hike. You will be glad you did!

1 month ago

Great hike! Colors are just starting. The trail is well marked but keep an eye out. There is one spot just up from the fork (that takes you down to the parking lot or to Schoodic Beach) where the rocks are marked but if you don't look carefully the trail looks like it goes to the right. You need to go left. It's a challenging hike and very rewarding.

The incline is steep, and occasionally rocky. Nevertheless, it is absolutely breathtaking once you reach the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Really fun, quicker summit hike. Some light scrambling, fun little side trails, and a 360 view that just won't quit. The beach is a nice return loop. Great views of the freshwater lakes and the ocean/Acadia NP. Great way to get your bearings before a weekend on the coast.

2 months ago

Fun scrambles up, great views plus a swim at the base. Perfect!

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3 months ago

Great loop trail hike, amazing views!

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3 months ago

Monday, September 12, 2016

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wonderful trail for a sunrise hike. Aside from the summit the trail was well marked and easy to follow. Wonderful views!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

There were amazing views and the trail was a lot easier then I had expected!

Monday, April 25, 2016

It's a tough hike but the trail allows rest by flattening out after the steep inclines. Start at the Schoodic Mt trail head and follow to the top. Views of the Bar Harbor Acadia Mountains are perfect. On the way down, take the Schoodic Beach trail split down to the lake then loop back to the parking area.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

One of my all time favorite hikes to do, especially when you include camping on Donell Pond! We hiked up from Schoodic Beach, this part of the trail is very steep in some areas, but isn't super long, maybe 1.4 miles? Once you get to the top, you'll want to stay there all day! 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and an amazing view of frenchman bay! We hiked/ran down the other trail that leads to the parking lot, which seemed a bit longer than the hike from the beach, definitely some pretty technical parts there! It's great to make it a loop trail and incorporate Black mountain as well since it is easily accessible from the parking area.

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Monday, September 09, 2013

Nice hike with a steep grade to some amazing views. Absolutely enjoyable.