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Best trails in Southwest Harbor

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Looking for a great trail near Southwest Harbor, Maine? AllTrails has 20 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 15 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 (20)
#1 - Ship Harbor Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 34 m
#2 - Acadia Mountain and Man O War Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#3 - 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 park page for more information.Show more
#4 - Perpendicular Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
#5 - 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 Trail is easier, lower elevation. You complete the Flying Mountain Trail Loop by walking the Valley Cove Fire Road, a flat dirt/gravel road through forest. The other loop on this trail begins after you ascend to Valley Peak. Show more
#6 - 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
#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
#8 - Saint Sauveur Mountain and Valley Peak Loop Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#9 - Valley Peak Trail
Acadia National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#10 - Saint Sauveur and Acadia Mountain
Acadia National Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
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