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Nice small hike but be wary - the trail is not well maintained and some of the little bridges are rotted/decaying.

Beautiful trail and a lot of fun to hike. The path has a lot of twists and turns and it’s easy to get lost so pay close attention to the map!

Amazing trail easy going lots to see!!!

6 hours ago

Easy hike with coastal views. Family friendly in the summer. Icy in the winter and spring.

6 hours ago

Absolutely stunning views! Great hike break if you're heading up to Acadia.

Nice little trail walk with great water views

12 hours ago

One of my favorites for both my dog and child! Great intro into hiking with the kids, and having the playground to go on afterwards. The dog could hop in the pond and was very happy. It may only be just more than a mile, but if you want to make it longer you can loop the other colored trails. Will try going to the connected trails next time!

17 hours ago

good and steep on the road in many places with a lovely view at the top to the right of the tower.

Maybe 5 mins from getting off Freeport exit (same road as Transfer station). Limited parking (on the side of the road), but wasn't packed for a Saturday around 3pm. Trails are well groomed and marked. Saw 2 other dogs while hiking (all off leash). There's a few little trails to follow - We went up the summit trail and looped around (about 1.3 miles). At the top of the summit trail there's a bench and map to show what mountains your looking at. Across the street there's some more trails. Sign posted at the very beginning warning to wear orange hunters may be in area. We followed the big loop trail to the back side of the ball park and then turned around. Saw 2 other dogs (off leash). Our total round trip (both sides) was 2.25 Miles!

18 hours ago

Tricky to find the trailhead. 1 1/2 mile railroad walk to the trailhead. It was naked with a stick with blue on the left and a short foot bridge to cross. Hiked in April and once to the summit it was tricky to find the summit because the blazes were covered in snow. Beautiful hike and views from the ledges.

Woodsy part of the trail is whatever. The part that goes right along the shore is quite nice though.

1 day ago

Short and sweet. The coastal trails are classic Maine. The non-coastal trails on Isle au Haut are relatively dull.

Maybe it was the heat, but this felt like more work than it should have. Some nice views on this trail.

Mostly wooded, so not much scenery to be had.

1 day ago

Short walk to a relatively quiet beach.

1 day ago

Pretty busy spot for bikes. A good chunk of this trail is wooded, so it won't be non-stop views.

1 day ago

Fairly flat. Probably half of the trail is wooded, but some nice lake views are here too. Pretty busy carriage road!

1 day ago

Nice easy hike. Some good colors in fall.

Definitely a trail where you could take a tumble. I fell twice coming down this trail, and it hadn't rained for a couple days and I was taking my time. I've seen other people take a tumble on this trail. If it's wet, do not do this trail.

1 day ago

My favorite trail on MDI! Done it a few times, and I'm not sure I'd say that it's highly trafficked. Nice views the whole way up.

1 day ago

Nice trail to combine with Parkman Mtn.

I like this trail. However, the east portion of this trail, known as the Norumbega Connector on my trail map, is one of my least favorite trail sections on MDI. It was muddy and buggy and had so many roots! Insane amounts of roots growing all over the trail. Surprised more people don't break their ankle on this relatively flat portion of the trail.

1 day ago

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

1 day ago

Flat walk with a lot of beach for the people to spread out on once they get to the end. Not quite wheelchair accessible.

Super short walk down the stairs. Can be an absolute zoo anytime near sunrise or sunset with cars lined up for a quarter mile waiting for a parking space to open up. Save your sanity and just leave if the cars are lined up on the road.

A very nice walk. The trail is a roundtrip which combines two trails. The part along the coast - which combines the two trails - is the most nice part.

Loved it. Nice long walk and easy

1 day ago

Solid local hike. Couple of nice boggy areas with some birds. Fairly tucked underneath the trees most the hike.

Would be a great trail run with the amount of different trails you can attack.

This is a great family hike. Easy and beautiful views from the top. Great for all ages

Able to complete easily with a 3 yr old who did much of it himself. Good family hike.

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