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Best trails in Mount Desert

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Looking for a great trail near Mount Desert, Maine? AllTrails has 52 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Acadia National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Grant Park or Dodge Point Public Reserved Land. Ready for some activity? There are 34 moderate trails in Mount Desert ranging from 0.9 to 6.9 miles and from 65 to 1,364 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mount Desert
Top trails (52)
#1 - Jordan Pond Full Loop Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
NOTE: Jordan Cliffs are closed Monday through Thursday from 6am - 4:30pm. Great views on a lot of the walk around the lake. This trail can get crowded at points, especially on the parts where there wShow more
#2 - South Bubble Mountain and Jordan Pond Loop
Acadia National Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 54 m
A short loop hike to the top of Bubble Mountain and the teetering boulder then return via Jordan Pond. A fun loop hike up to the top of a rocky mountain called South Bubble which has a very cool largShow more
#3 - Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primaShow more
#4 - Penobscot Mountain Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Note: Trail can be CLOSED in the east sections due to bird nesting. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#5 - Beech Mountain Loop Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 43 m
Beech Mountain Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#6 - Jordan Pond West Side Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Jordan Pond West Side Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#7 - Sargent Mountain and Gilmore Peak via Giant Slide Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Sargent Mountain and Gilmore Peak via Giant Slide Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Show more
#8 - Pemetic North and South Ridge Trails
Acadia National Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
Pemetic North and South Ridge Trails is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail iShow more
#9 - Jordan Pond to South Bubble Summit
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Jordan Pond to South Bubble Summit is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#10 - Jordan Pond East Side Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Jordan Pond East Side Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
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