Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Spectacular views. Easy walk & fun to jump from rock to rock!

This is a five star loop, but in no way is the Precipice Trail section moderate and dog friendly. It is a half mile scramble up exposed ledges using iron rungs and handrails.

17 hours ago

Short ans fun hike with easy parking. It's not nearly as scary as people made it sound, the paths are plenty wide so there's really nothing to worry about.

Fun quick hike up. Really enjoyed the view enroute to the top. Remember the trail is a loop so you don’t have to descend from the cliff side.

Great hike for my wife to conquer her fear of heights. Great view from top.

on The Bowl Trail

2 days ago

Make sure you take the bowl trail all the way up to the beehive. It’s not as scary as the beehive trail but its still a challenge.

Great hike

NO DOGS. The app is possibly outdated, July 2018 there is a sign for no dogs. I have been coming up here and walking this trail for many years, and it is a nice trail taking you down to the water. Years ago we were able to see sunning seals. Nowadays you would need binoculars to see them if they’re out. This trip I was disappointed to arrive with my new dog, just to turn around and get back in the car.

Hiked this route today with my dog. big Boulder scramble in the gorge! I only helped him twice. Athletic dogs should be able to do this without issue. Counter clockwise around the loop was the best choice for me. incredible views of Cadillac cliffs from the A Murray Trail.

We loved this trail. The view at the top was amazing!

3 days ago

Did both Bubbles, chose North Bubble first as it was shorter. Definitely a climb but quick and beautiful views of Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain along the way. Our dog enjoyed the hike as well. The summit area is smaller than at South Bubble.

This is a really beautiful and manageable cliff side hike in Acadia. We did it our last morning in the park around 8AM — it was pretty foggy but lovely views down to the rocks anyway. Some scrambling and some stairs but otherwise a pretty easy hike. We brought our dog and she loved it. No dogs allowed on the Sand Beach so instead you can park on Schooner Head Road and access the trail from there.

3 days ago

Very scenic with great views of our he region.

3 days ago

I did the hike to bubble rock which is a part of this trail. The trail was good exercise and at the end you could get close to bubble rock that seems to be teetering on the edge.

on Gorham Mountain

3 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
3 days ago

Easy walking trail around eagle lake

As one other said earlier... we took this thinking it would be a shortcut to the bus stop from the the North Ridge summit. Wow!! This was definitely challenging. Very vertical many times. I would of felt a lot safer with gear. Even though I felt accomplished after finishing it without sliding off the cliff... I would not recommend it for beginners, children or dogs. There really should be a warning sign with this trail.

We took the difficult descent unknowing that it was going to be a vertical climb with metal rungs. I’m deathly afraid of heights but trooped through. All in all I would definitely do it again despite the fear of heights.
Recommend the trail to the left for inexperienced hikers and those fearful of heights.

Great hike up to Cadillac Summit with beautiful views. After reaching the summit you take Gorge trail down a rocky descent along leading you to trail beside a stream in the woods. You’ll then pickup another trail that’s a steep climb which takes you back to Cadillac south ridge trail.

A nice, easy trail with a pretty view at the top.

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.

Great variety, breathtaking views and physically challenging.

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

Great trail but a little basic in my opinion

This is an easy path with incredible views.

on Bar Harbor Shore Path

5 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!

Gentle, flat walk along the water.

5 days ago

The agony lies between your adrenaline rush and the moment of the despair (especially when you accidentally looked down once), pretty scary I would say. Just be ready to use your muscles really wisely and coordinately to get yourself up when you are literally are surrounded with nothing but 2-3 iron handles in front of you.

Great view on the top!!! More of a mental game than a physical one! But worth it!!!

6 days ago

Absolutely amazing views! Make sure to bring lots of water and try to start on the earlier side. It's really sunny and hot during the summer time. Wouldn't suggest bringing kids on this trail.

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