Looking for a great trail near Seal Harbor, Maine? AllTrails has 16 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Seal Harbor ranging from 1 to 3.5 miles and from 9 to 577 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Really pretty, forest and stream trail.

Super challenging but 100% worth it, one of the most amazing hikes I have ever done. Do the loop starting with the mountain and save the easy breezy walk next to Jordan Pond for last!

Went to Pemetic summit, across the street to North bubble and back to South bubble ending with Jordan pond trail. Very steep at parts & flat at others. We hit 3 summits along the way.

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rocky
15 days ago

Hiked this trail with my 16y/0 son and dog. Trail is marked with cairns along route ending in a rocky beach area. It descends from the Champlain Drive parking area, ascends in the way back. Tree roots and rocks. Nice little hike.

Extended hike to Gilmore peak. Very well worth it!

Added sergeants mountain on was amazing! Great route. Would recommend adding in sergeants so you can hit two peaks!

Good knee workout

on Day Mountain Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Great dog on leash trail with 2 small 18lb dogs. There are spots that are vertical ledge and could be tricky when wet. Day Mountain Summit view is not as great as lookout before. If you want another great view keep going to summit The Triad, great place to snack and lunch. No water source on trail, so bring proper fluids for the puppies.

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bugs
25 days ago

Good conditions, steep inclines, south bubble has the infamous bubble rock

Started at Lower Day Mountain and then crossed the road to this trail. I would rate this more moderate than easy- it’s a very short hike but quite rocky/rooty/steep in parts. Some beautiful views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, quiet walk through the woods. Few hills; fairly flat; packed gravel. Saw a few folks riding horses, but only one other couple walking, so it was truly “lightly trafficked” during this busy August week when everything else seems overrun with people.

Nice and easy trail with a small section of rock “scrambling”. We went counterclockwise from the Jordan House and on the last leg of the trail coming back, my kids LOVED the timber wood used for the trail. Beautiful views of the Jordon Pond the whole way.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

This trail was pretty easy but was very buggy, lots of roots, and loose stones. But overall pretty fun and relaxing with pretty sites.

Excellent hike. Started at Jordan Pond and took a connecting path the the Bubble Trail Parking lit, and then started the Northwest trail the top of Pemetic Mountain. Very strenuous but fun trail, and amazing views from the summit. Took the South Ridge trail back to make a 5 mile loop.

Had a great time on this hike with our 3 y/o cattle dog. We skipped Sgt Mtn because it was so hot and exposed, and instead took Deer Brook Trail. We hardly saw people going up Penobscot, but near the Bubbles it became a little crowded. The views were very rewarding, and the whole loop took only 3 hours. There were some parts we had to scramble, but our dog handled it with no problems. Would definitely recommend if you want to a see a lot in one half-day hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Would have loved to give this trail 5 stars. But once we got to the cobblestone bridge we met a couple off leash dogs that ran around us. It was not enjoyable. We did not finish this trail. But the part we did do was beautiful.

Nice trail going up penobscot mountain trail. Some stairs and alot of rock scrambling torqards the summit. Views are great and breeze at top was welcomed. Came down spring trail and was an exciting decent. Many drops to negotiate and steep stairs. Great hike

Like another reviewer we skipped the sergeant mountain portion, it was a HOT day and we didn’t fancy another exposed mountainside hike. We did make a detour to sergeant pond, though, which was absolutely magical and a secluded place for a fresh water swim (one of only a few ponds where it’s allowed in the park). The views from the top of Penobscot mountain are absolutely stunning as are the views from bubble rock. There is a lot of near vertical scrambling both up and down throughout the hike so you would absolutely need to be fit and experienced for this one. Highly recommend this great strenuous hike, and made the popovers at Jordan Pond House even more delicious.

We loved this trial! I did it with my two sons, ages 11 and 14. It is much easier to go up the northwest trial and come down the south trial. The northwest trial has an offshoot that goes through a ravine. In the ravine, there are ladders to get up the boulders. This was a big hit with my 11 year old. The northwest is pretty much straight up for .75 miles to the summit and the south trial is a more gradual descent. I highly recommend this trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Somewhere between easy and moderate, mostly due to the many tree roots and rocks on trail. Almost entirely through the woods. Only two scenic viewpoints; the one before reaching the summit provided a very nice panorama.

hiking
2 months ago

We took this trial on the way down from Jordan lake. The view from Triad Peak is incredible. But, as you get farther down the trail isn’t particularly well marked and involved some rock scrambling. Our kids (5 and 9) were great on it and loved it but our friends and their kids (9 and 13) who aren’t as outdoorsy found it a bit much, especially without proper footwear. We were happy to have hiking shoes on for the way down.

Going up Spring trail was interesting and fun. If you can pull yourself up a vertical cliff, you can get this portion done easily. Very steep drops in some spots, def not for little ones. We came down peneobscot trail after summiting, and followed signs for Jordan Pond when we got closer to the finish. We skipped going to Sargeant mtn due to vicious may flies (last full week of may). When following the rte this way in the descent, follow signs for Jordan Pond, and not Jordan Pond Path as it doesn't loop around in this spot.....or you'll end up near the asticou trail and have to backtrack a few miles.

This was a great trail with lots of climbing and stepping up giant stones. Definitely worth the views. Another trail that gets the heart pumping and sweat dripping. The views at the top are astounding, overlooking Jordan pond and ocean views. We skipped out of Sergent’s Mountain and took the Deer Path to South Bubble then took the loop around Jordans pond. Great hike ended up doing 5 miles but could have done more.

hiking
2 months ago

A fairly easy trail we saw a lot if children. I'm sure there were beautiful views, but it was very foggy today.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful Trail that runs along Jordan Stream. I found it very peaceful and you come upon the beautiful Cobblestone Bridge. It was a bit muddy from the rain the day before. It was easily accessible from Jordan Restaurant

GREAT PEAK! Started at Jordan Pond and headed up park road to trailhead. I'd suggest doing this loop the other way though (counterclockwise) as the trail up the north side is very steep with ladders and a wet gorge (easier up than down). Lovely ascent to granite peak and wonderful views of Jordan Pond and the Bubbles. “Pemetic” is the word that early Native Americans used to describe the whole island. It means “the sloping land.” Returned via the Jordan Pond trail which was crowded by this time but nice.

Highly recommend getting to the summit of Penobscot but instead of taking Spring trail up, try the route backwards and go around the lake first. This puts your decent on Spring train and all the amazing ocean views to your front on your way down.

on Day Mountain Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Quiet, not busy with tourists. Beautiful scenic views.

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