Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

Great trail! Good challenge

This was such a fun hike to take our time on. The views were beautiful and the trail was well marked!

walking
8 days ago

Nice little walk

Short hike with amazing views. There’s several options to follow for a longer hike. Lots of fun stretches over rock with ocean views.

hiking
14 days ago

Flat, easy stroll through the woods and along the rocky shores near Sand Beach.

Nice little trail along the waters edge. Not very hard or strenuous. A lot of the fun looking parts near the cliffs were closed off for habitat restoration. I can’t complain about that.

I don’t like driving to the summits of mountains for their view. I took this path up and found it to be a pretty technical/difficult hike. Lots of near vertical sheets of rocks you have to navigate up. I went at a slippery time and it seemed like if I slipped I could’ve been seriously injured. I think the challenge was worth it though and would say to just hike carefully. Don’t do this one on wet rainy days. Once you’re done you’ll feel very accomplished.

Good trail with lots of nice views. Mostly a lot of stair climbing which gets somewhat tiring. Would recommend as a nice small jaunt from the nature center.

Wow! Incredible views, a bit difficult in places, but totally worth it!

hiking
18 days ago

Pretty popular walk. I guess the appeal is walking across on low tide. Doesn't really do much for me. Views from the high point on the island are alright.

hiking
18 days ago

Lots of people walking along here. Easy walk.

hiking
18 days ago

I like how the website says that this is the #2 of 133 trails in Acadia, but that it is "lightly trafficked". It is pretty busy. Parking can be tough on the trailhead on the park loop road. I think the views are nice, but I know a lot of people who hate on this trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Definitely not 8 miles. When you're not right next to the road, this is a pleasant little stroll. The elevation gain is also off for this hike. I'd suggest parking on Kebo STreet instead of Main street if you wanted to hike this.

Excellent trail. Be amazed when you hit the top of Champlain and begin descending the south ridge and find all the crowds coming from the Beehive area. Good views back towards Bar Harbor and to the east and south once you get high enough.

hiking
18 days ago

Good if you have no other options. Can cut over on Murphy Lane to the Precipice trail and avoid some of the parking issues at Precipice trailhead. But the Schooner head path parallels the road and is unremarkable.

hiking
18 days ago

SOme nice views and a little rock scrambling. You can access Sand Beach from this side if you don't want to brave the other parking lot. Probably not great when granite is wet..

hiking
18 days ago

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

hiking
18 days ago

Very crowded. Don't even think about it for sunrise or sunset.

Great hike with some very nice views. Fun short hike for my 8, 11, 12 year olds as well as my wife and I. Take your camera for some very nice shots.

I hiked North Ridge Trail in college with my friend. Prior to hiking North Ridge Trail I had only done very short hikes. You have beautiful views of the ocean for most of the hike and the view from the top is wonderful. The top can get kind of crowded with all the people that drive up but I think the hike is something everyone should do! My other friend and I are planning to go this year!

Trail was well blazed, in great shape, not too difficult, and a ton of fun! We did the Cadallic Canyon route and that added a lot of value to the hike.

hiking
27 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

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

hiking
27 days 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.

hiking
27 days 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.

on Ocean Path Trail

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great place to start for our first trip to Acadia. We came off season, so there were no crowds. Walking instead of driving the route allowed for many photo ops and for us to enjoy every bit of the scenery. However, I would not do this trail again on another trip back to Acadia.

My first hike!!! Amazing trail with breathtaking views. Wife and I had great fun.

Misrepresented by the name. This should be called the Stairs Trail. 2 or 3 iron ladders, with a little bit of vertical climbing at the beginning, followed by 30-45 minutes plus of stairs depending on your speed and endurance. A great trail but don't expect a bunch of ladders.

We did this hike with our 6 year old last October and loved it! Beautiful views and not too difficult for him. The hike back down has some fairly large rocks so I would definitely recommend hiking shoes!

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