Explore the most popular paddle sports trails in Maine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great hike today, the ice caves were awesome the access hole was open we put a safety rope down in there, the trails was well-marked and easy to find

hiking
22 days ago

I hiked this trail with my wife and pup at the end of December. The pine trees make the area beautiful even over winter, but I would love to see it in the summer. There were only 3 other hikers on the trail, probably in part because it was 15 degrees outside. It was very manageable for a dog. We only had a few patches of ice, but if there is recent snowfall or freezing rain it could be treacherous.

the vast majority of this Trail is a flat gravel Carriage Road. We broke off the trail to the right toward the lake around 2/3 of the way through the loop. The shorts spur took us across a few boardwalks and down to a rock scramble next to the lake. We traveled approximately one mile over numerous large boulders. This added a bit of strenuous hiking to the loop. Overall, a gorgeous walk during Peak fall color.

walking
2 months ago

Long, flat trail through Scarborough Marsh. Nice place to picnic and walk the dogs.

walking
2 months ago

Was visiting family in Harpswell and couldn’t be happier we visited here. The beach was just amazing. Walking though the fort really gives you an appreciation for the history that took place. Another place I went to but isn’t pulling up on here is Fort Edgecomb. Everything was so beautiful I just didn’t want to leave!

hiking
2 months ago

Not very well upkeep to the trail on the wooded side. Being from out of state it was a beautiful but spent most of my time looking at the ground.

backpacking
2 months ago

lots of hunting nearby and trail dug up by dirt bikes. had to turn around about a mile in due to recent rains making the trail impassable at thT point.

Great walk, lots of birds in the Marshes.

Decent outing. Trails are nice with a view of the lake.

We are fortunate to have this in our backyard. Looping the trails is possible. They are well maintained. definitely on the easier side of moderate.

Great trail for intermediate/advanced hikers. Not suitable for young kids as there are parts of the descent that require longer arms and legs to reach the footholds. The ascent is quick but steep with lots of nicely kept stone steps. Descent was longer but had the breathtaking views around every corner. Check out the waterfall overlook at the end of the Acadia trail. Man-o-war trail on the way back was a dirt road. Whole loop took us (21, F) just under two hours. Would definitely recommend as a warm up to grasp whether someone would be comfortable with some of the harder, more well known loops like beehive or precipice.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible. There are some steep sections of stone steps but I wouldn’t say this hike is too difficult. Took us about an hour to summit and half an hour down, though I don’t think we did the whole loop. Even on a rainy day, the views from the top are unmatched in the park.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy, flat trail. Very nice once you get away from the road. Nice views of the lake, trees and hills.

hiking
3 months ago

There is no trailhead sign, the trails are not marked at all. Trail itself was decent, limited parking.

hiking
3 months ago

Compared to the other trails in the area, I would rate this as moderate, not hard. We did it as an up and back, took about an hour. The views were stellar. Rocks were slick from the rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Brought my 80 pound lab mix and he did great. A few spots going down that I had to carry him off the rocks to keep going.

beautiful scenery!

Nice stop to stretch the legs at sunset on the way to Acadia. Not worth going out of your way for, but nice if you’re passing through and need some exercise.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun walk through the woods but very unmaintained, wear long pants and boots would probably be best.

Moderate- Hard trail, we did the trail counter clockwise as recommended. I would rather climb up the tough spots then go down, which works out going counter clockwise.
Great views on the way up and at the top.
Dog friendly, you may have to lend a boost here and there.
Plan on 2.5 hours.

Easy walking trail with a slight inclines in a few areas. We walked the 6 miles around the lake. Not to crowded saw bikers, runners and walkers. Nice shade cover. Please take the time to sit on a rock and enjoy the lake. There are some very nice spots on the one side of the lake. (left side)

walking
4 months ago

This was a nice little walk. We brought our dog and kept her on leash. We did the loop trail and then followed the path (off trail) along the river until you get to some sort of water pumping station.

hiking
4 months ago

One of our favorite hikes visiting Acadia. Away from the crowds with some amazing views of the ocean. Lots of fun. Highly recommended

Very nice, flat gravel walk. Very busy with lots of bike and foot traffic on this beautiful August Saturday.

As good as it gets.

Nice hike to the ice caves. Be sure to go up to the viewpoint of the lake and also the spur trail to the lake is nice.

Nice easy trip

on Eagle Lake Trail

5 months ago

Blue trail along the lake required some rock climbing.

backpacking
5 months ago

Cute place to go for a simple trip or to test new gear! The island has a few miles of easy trails, would be a great place to bring kids.

Relaxed stroll, unique vista including old water mill.

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