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11 hours ago

good for walking and running.

Took the Abol Trail on the west side of the mountain to the Knife's Edge Trail on the east side down to the campsite at the bottom of the east trails. Abol Trail was surprisingly steep in the middle and I almost slipped a few times where I would have probably fallen to my death. It was badass. The Knife's Edge is like something you'd see crazy people walking across in movies or YouTube videos. I highly recommend climbing this mountain. It was beautiful from all angles. I also met Miranda and Karissa, two really nice (and cute) girls who work at the park, at the bottom of the east sided trail head where they offered to give me a ride to the information center. A big thank you to them. :)

10/10

Lots of nice scenery (and bumblebees!). I took a longer route to the beach around to the Precipice Trail (it's unfortunately closed every March thru November) and the Orange and Black Trail where I then completed the rest of the Champlain Trail. Would highly recommend this route to anyone that isn't afraid of heights.

Nice. Well maintained. Not too crowded.

This path was as boring as this review. We didn't finish it...

Very beautiful hike. We did it yesterday, a lot of mosquitoes, but it couldn’t spoil amazing time during the hike.

Overcast but still a gorgeous place to go. When you go to the entrance of the Reservoir (Jordan Pond) take a right , it will be a nice easy stroll, within 2 miles you will come across an area that you must climb through rocks lots of them,eventually you will get a wooden narrow walkway,(slippery whem wet)Not a good hike for someone that is elderly unless you can just stay before the rocks and turn around. The hike is gorgeous and peaceful.

Only did Hunt trail up to Baxter peak and back down. Beautiful trail, I can't wait to get back

hiking
1 day ago

USE TO HAVE THE LAST MAN FIRE TOWER IN MAINE , BACK IN THE 80'S WHEN I WAS AT UNITY COLLEGE. THE TOWER HAS BEEN MOVED AND IS STANDING ON SWAN ISLAND. WHICH I TOOK MY DAUGHTER ABI TO TWO SUMMERS AGO.

Good sandwiches at the local deli nearby.

NICE TRAIL BY THE RIVER, OVER NIGHT ON TANGLEWOOD CAMP SITE.

Great trail but a little basic in my opinion

We hiked up in the rain heading to the north first. The trail is up at a steady incline and then down with little to no level ground. I also found the trail to be a full 3 miles. We will be back to check out the views.

Easy walk with a great rocky shoreline.

Overall it’s a nice hike. The trail is mostly in the woods with a couple of viewpoints. Part of the trail is on the road and when you re-enter the wooded “trail” it’s not marked so be sure to have the map downloaded so you can find your way back to the actual trail.

Mostly in the woods, the view today was blocked by dense fog

We did not hike the entire 24.5 miles, but this is as majestic a place as any.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked the trail July 2018 with my wife and dog. The trail was breathtaking in several areas. The vistas spectacular. I took Peter's advice and stopped at the brewery when we finished, he is right the ginger beer is fantastic! It's non alcoholic and considered a soda, the sour beer on tap was also great and tasted good after a day on the trail. We brought our own picnic lunch and stopped at Squeaker Cove to eat and look over the Atlantic, there were several other spots to picnic if you wanted.
My Garmin 60CSx GPS showed slightly longer than the 4.4 miles stated above at 4.7, but that could be I turned it on at the town center and not at the trail head. More importantly I showed 989 vertical feet of ascent over the trail compared with 538' stated above and it felt like a lot more than 500' of ascent. Some of the trail is rugged and steep in places but you don't get the great vistas on mild trails, other areas were quite easy. Well worth the time and effort if you are on the island.

As others have noted bring decent bug spray. I used Repel with eucalyptus (no Deet) which worked really well. Trail markings at intersections were often non existent. Got turned around several times. Pretty hard to get lost for too long though. Now that I have the lay of the land I’ll be back!

This is an easy path with incredible views.

hiking
1 day ago

I am overweight and just starting to hike again. The hike to Screw Auger Falls was perfect for me as it was challenging but not overwhelming. As I get in better shape I look forward to doing some of the longer hikes in this beautiful area of Maine.

on Bar Harbor Shore Path

walking
2 days ago

This is a super easy but very beautiful stroll along the waterfront. A great choice if you are looking for a walk anyone and everyone can do!

Very nice flat loop trail. Very easy to follow the trails, but the intersection markings we're questionable. Also the maps provided we're not easy to follow. Plenty of parking. No great photo ops, but a nice trail to get some miles in.

beautiful views

loved this walk- some folks were saying it should be easy, here's the thing- if you're looking for a place to take anyone with mobility issues, it's would be a hard go, there are a few stairs, some narrow ways, etc. it's beautiful, quiet, and a great place to be on a Saturday morning.

Gentle, flat walk along the water.

This is a great hike. Started with St. S so that we could go up the boulders. Hike is ok for athletic dogs as the rocks on the back side of Acadia get challenging.

Great little hike for little tikes!

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