Ship Harbor Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm

1 month ago

great short walk good views.

walking
1 month ago

Views are incredible!!! Great for trail running. Many beautiful spots to stop and take in the beauty.

1 month ago

Great scenic trail and wonderful for taking the pups.

hiking
1 month ago

Mostly easy with moderate short rocky sections. Plenty of opportunities for pictures, multiple off main trail paths to scenic areas. Not a lot of parking spaces at trail head.

1 month ago

Wonderful moderate trail with lots of great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful short walk/hike around harbor to great granite rock ocean overlook! On a sunny day, many beautiful spots to sit and have lunch, bask in the sun while listening to the ocean and watching wildlife in and around both sides of the harbor. Can follow rocks and climb along the coast to other harbors and to other trails. Nice short day walk!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail and an easy walk.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail. The real treat about this trail is all the tide pooling that can be done a few hours before low tide...kids had a blast on this trail because of it.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful trail

hiking
2 months ago

The walk along the ocean has beautiful views.. good for kids

2 months ago

Nice easy hike. Pretty views.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful place

2 months ago

Great little hike. Fun to look in the tide pools. Wear bug spray!

2 months ago

Nice easy morning walk

2 months ago

Beautiful hike. At low tide, the cove was almost completely cut off from the ocean - just a little stream between them that you can walk out into.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy maneuvered hike. Lots a beautiful trees and flowers to see, the beach was covered with people combing it! It was a hidden gem that I’m glad we found!

3 months ago

If you're looking for a short hike to view rocky coastlines this is definitely one providing the most bang for your buck. It's a figure 8 loop trail; half through lush forest and half along an ocean cove. Views at the end of this trail are breathtaking. Rarely crowded, located on the "less popular" side of Acadia NP.

hiking
3 months ago

We combined Wonderland and Ship Harbor by climbing on the shore/rocks from one to the other. The trail is super easy (maybe even a bit boring) but the shore is super fun and beautiful. Especially with kids its a lot of fun.

3 months ago

Fantastic diverse trail...easy, but not too easy. A few rocks and a section of roots. The view of the harbor and then out to the bay is breathtaking!

hiking
3 months ago

Very short and easy hike, not very crowded.

3 months ago

Awesome!

3 months ago

Great trail to begin the week. Amazing views of the water.

Beautiful trail with sites that rival the busier areas of the park.

4 months ago

I loved this trail. It offers so much to see, easy figure 8 trail that all could do. The views by the water are amazing. You can climb rocks by the water or just sit and take in the views. This was a wonderful surprise after the disappointing lighthouse.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail with many photo opportunities. The harbor at the end has a great rock shelf & cold water for dipping your feet before going back to your car.

5 months ago

Easy trail that takes you to a lovely spot on the rocks along the coast to enjoy the views. Take a lunch and relax on the rocks! The dog really enjoyed the rocks!

5 months ago

Beautiful stroll even in ugly weather like I had. Would definitely recommend it.. There are some rough uneven areas that could be tough for some.

6 months ago

My wife and I did this trail for the first time and loved it! Easy trail with great views!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy walk. During low tide, it can kinda stink when you get near the middle of the figure 8.

7 months ago

Super easy trail, probably perfect for trail running. Amazing views. Doable for any skill level.

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