Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails near Bar Harbor with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
6 days ago

mountain biking
14 days ago

one fairly steep uphill

on Gorham Mountain

hiking
26 days ago

Very nice hike. Path includes a lot of rocks but is not that dangerous. Hiking shoes recommended. Great views at the top.

on Eagle Lake Trail

nature trips
26 days ago

Easy walking trail around eagle lake

road biking
1 month ago

For cycling, Eagle Lake is an excellent choice for either a loop around the lake (East side is flatter; West side has 2 mile gradual ascent to the crossroads), just riding out/back on East side, or using Eagle to connect with other great trails to the North (Witch Hole), to the South (Bubble and Triad roads to Jordan Pond), or doing the famous over-the-mountain trail. If trying to coordinate some great carriage road cycling days - Eagle is a great place to start and end your hikes.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Nice loop trail that’s fairly short (~5miles) and fairly flat. You can add on some length with going partly or all way around Eagle Lake.

on Aunt Betty Loop

trail running
1 month ago

This is a very easy walk or run on a carriage road. Most parts are wooded but there are some nice views of the lake and meadows. The part along the lake can get busy but the Aunt Betty part tends to be quiet. Arrive before 8am and you'll have the whole loop to yourself.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked part of Eagle Lake in order to get to the Seven Bridges (towards Aunt Betty's Pond). The first thing we saw on the trail as we left the parking lot was a stone bridge. Wide gravel path. Most is easy walking except one good incline up. The fall afternoon (3pm) we walked it, it was almost deserted, a lovely peaceful walk through pines and trees dressed in colorful fall foliage. At one point we walked 45 mins to 1 hour before seeing another person. Followed signs at carriage road junction to bridges (bridges were small plain wood structures, not the cobblestone or granite stone ones people think of). On return, we did encounter more people, some walking and some cyclists who sped and were discourteous to those on foot. No excuse as the path/road is very wide. Gorgeous views of the lake with fall foliage as the sun was setting. Good walk with leashed dogs and easy for kids, but they may be bored.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy and peaceful hike. I particularly enjoyed the forest section. At the end of the hike there were some amazing photo opportunities. Everything is beautiful here in Maine and this hike is no exception

Great short trail with great views!

hiking
3 months ago

Parking is tough at this trailhead. Best to get there early in the morning. Is a nice alternative to sunrise on Cadillac.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

6 months ago

9/2016 nice trail. Fun hike.

9 months ago

Biked this path - would recommend over walking. Great carriage road to bike.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Great for beginners!

mountain biking
10 months ago

Terrific trail with predominantly flat terrain with a spike halfway through that will have you sweating as you move up the mountain. Know, the reward is soon to come as you enjoy the long downhill run which is particularly lovely as if you take the trail counterclockwise as suggested in All Trails.

A one hour loop where we skipped the Eagle Lake section of the trails. A few uphill climbs but not too strenuous. My 7 & 9 year old sons did it and loved it. Gorgeous views!

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice moderate hike with wonderful views. Fun trail, with lots of rock to scramble up. Not too difficult that my wife and I could't carry our daughters up in our kid carrier back packs (though they both got out for some portions to go at the trail themselves). The views at the top really are spectacular.

walking
10 months ago

Nice walk around on a well maintained path. A lot of bikes on this path. Great little lakes to see.

mountain biking
11 months ago

This is a review of the carriage trail (which is the tail shown here), not to be confused with the hiking-only trail (also goes around the lake, but it's very different). This is a great biking trail for beginner mountain bikers. Around 6 miles total and the trail is very (very) wide and well-graded the entire way. There is one big, long hill but otherwise it's mostly pretty flat. Recommend doing the trail counterclockwise as the uphill is a much easier grade in that direction. Mostly heavily forested with short glimpses of views over the lake. Trail can also be hiked, and is dog friendly.

hiking
11 months ago

Please note that this entry refers to the carriage roads around Eagle Lake and not the Eagle Lake Trail which is on the south side of the lake off the carriage roads and marked on Acadia hiking maps. That trail connects with the Jordan Carry trail and on the west side of the lake running along Connors Nubble is a very difficult boulder scramble if you were expecting a groomed carriage road. They are also currently working to replace the raised walkways on the southern tip and the trail is a bit of a mess at the moment. If you get on this trail as opposed to the carriage road, do not expect an easy hike; on the west side is it definitely a more challenging 1.2 miles and will take inexperienced hikers 1-2 hours to get through.

Beautiful views, Well groomed mostly level walking and biking trail EXCEPT about 2.5 miles on from the parking area is a lakeside cutoff. I forget the name but it is about 1.5 miles long and BOULDER FILLED! wish I knew that before taking our one and a half year old granddaughter with us along with her stroller. Once we got halfway through the trail you couldn't turn back at that point and continued until we came back to the gravel trail on the other side of the lake. Be warned.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

An easy pretty path to walk or bike on. It's a pretty lake to look at.

road biking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

A nice path around the lake. The initial uphill was a bit of a challenge but overall it was an easy to moderate ride. Completed in late afternoon when traffic on the trail was light. Last Thursday

on Eagle Lake Trail

road biking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Easy ride except for one large hill. Beautiful views of the u-shaped valley. Gravel road through birch and pine forests.

on Gorham Mountain

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Nice addition to a combo loop of Beehive, Bowl, and Ocean Path.

road biking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great and fun ride. Beautiful views. Pulled kid trailer with 2 with effort but good exercise

mountain biking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Fun for biking. U.S. National Park Interpretive Rangers are helpful and friendly. Panoramic views are somewhat limited and pathway is often heavily wooded/shaded so good for runners. Several long grades. A few beaver ponds here and there. Not a great trail for hikers, in my opinion.

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