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Best trails in Southwest Harbor

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Looking for a great trail near Southwest Harbor, Maine? AllTrails has 19 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 12 moderate trails in Southwest Harbor ranging from 1.5 to 5.5 miles and from 22 to 1,059 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 Southwest Harbor
Top trails (19)
#1 - Ship Harbor Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 34 m
Ship Harbor Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#2 - Flying Mountain Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
Note: The trail is open in its entirety—Valley Cove is closed, however, due to safety and peregrine nesting, per the various signs. You can do the whole loop of flying mountain. Please refer to the pShow more
#3 - Perpendicular Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Perpendicular Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trailShow more
#4 - Long Pond And Great Notch Trails
Acadia National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Lakeside walk and woodland trailShow more
#5 - Bernard Mountain Loop Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Please note hikers have reported as of June 2020 that the gate at the trailhead is still closed. Nice jaunt through wooded forests to the top of Bernard Mountain. Slight views to the west. Steep in soShow more
#6 - Flying Mountain, Valley Peak and St Sauveur Peak Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Enjoyable hike with beautiful views; including moss-filled wooded areas, rocky overlooks, and a beach area. (Note the adjoining Valley Cove Trail is still closed as of Aug 8/22/2019). Flying Mountain Show more
#7 - Mansell Mountain via Perpendicular, Razorback and Cold Brook Trail Loop
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Mansell Mountain via Perpendicular, Razorback and Cold Brook Trail Loop is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife. The traShow more
#8 - Valley Peak Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Valley Peak Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#9 - Saint Sauveur Mountain and Valley Peak Loop Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Saint Sauveur Mountain and Valley Peak Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#10 - Saint Sauveur and Acadia Mountain
Acadia National Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Saint Sauveur and Acadia Mountain is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southwest Harbor, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
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