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

hiking

dogs on leash

walking

Winter Harbor, Maine Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Rained the whole time, actually enjoyed it. The east trail is basically a stream at that point. Some rock scrambling made a little tricker because of the water. A long stretch of this trail is actually a road to connect the east trail and the anvil trail. Amazing views when I had visibility.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and views! While not difficult overall, it does have a few of steep sections. Well maintained and marked. “Steps” of rock and wood make the steep sections doable. Wildflowers, moss and a huge variety of trees, bushes, ferns and other plants make for a beautiful hike.

The Anvil trail was very challenging in spots with steep inclines and roots and rocks. The summit was beautiful and a great place to enjoy a nice lunch. We had a few spots we had to lift our pup up the cliffs but overall really enjoyed the hike.

Lots of roots and a big incline in certain spots but absolutely beautiful with lots of great views. Definitely worth it!

We added a little extra distance and a little more craggy climbing by starting on the Alder Trail and picking up the Anvil off the service road. Seeing the USGS mapmaking medallion from 1860 at Schoodic Head was cool. So was sunning ourselves on the rocks at the shore when we finished.

Loved this trail. It’s one of my all time favorites because of the beautiful terrain, a workout but not too strenuous, and we only ran into 1 other set of hikers

Short & Beautiful

Fantastic hike every season!

One of my favorite trails in Acadia. Schoodic Peninsula is rarely crowded. No better place to feel like you have the whole park to yourself. This loop trail contains so much variation of landscape and geology. Grab a snack after this hike on the gorgeous rocky shoreline.

Beautiful trail, definitely recommend this as part of the loop trail!

The beginning of the hike is fairly steep. The overlooks are very nice. The hike is a mix of tree roots and climbing on rocks. This part of Acadia NP is really quiet.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the Anvil in and East Trail out + rock hoping on the shore back.
The kids (9/11) loved the latter part, I would rate the Anvil as the most interesting section. Very quite and beautiful forest with overlooks once in a while. Quite and not challenging but loved it for the nature experience. Nor hard bit also not boring easy.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the Anvil in and East Trail out + rock hoping on the shore back.
The kids (9/11) loved the latter part, I would rate the Anvil as the most interesting section. Very quite and beautiful forest with overlooks once in a while. Quite and not challenging but loved it for the nature experience. Nor hard bit also not boring easy.

Excellent trail. Rarely busy traffic on this less traveled piece of Acadia National Park.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun, short hike. Trail had everything from soft paths through forest to some scrambles up boulders. challenging enough to be interesting, easy enough for a casual hike.

We hiked from the campground and approached the peak from Buck Cove trail. from that side, the trail up was beautiful and a steady incline. our descent was simple as we hiked down, there was little difficulty, but great beauty.

hiking
4 months ago

love this little paved jaunt....great views...can see a huge mansion on the cliffs and can go down as far as you want for tidal pools and rock scrambling. the look outs along the way are great too. easy!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful short trail to overlook with view South to toward Bar Harbor and NE toward DownEast coastline.

We started up the Anvil and thoroughly enjoyed a nice workout! Steep steps and good incline got our hearts racing. I’d say the “summit overlook” was anti-climatic but still a pretty view. The hike down the Alder was fairly easy with a grassy flat run the last bit to the exit. The best thing about this hike was there were very few people!! It’s a quick hike and worth it in the Schoodic part of Acadia

hiking
6 months ago

Not really much to see on this stretch of trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike to a viewpoint. little steeper than the anvil trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike to a high point. Good views and not so crowded.

It was a tough hike over the rocks but a beautiful hike through the woods. Trail well marked on the way up to overlook but we had to guess in spots coming down. The only person we saw was from the Schoodic Research getting ready for nature walks in the summer. The last part of the walk was on the road which wasn’t so bad because it was next to the water.

Hiked this in 9/2016. Great views from top. Nice hike.

hiking
11 months ago

This is one of the best Maine hikes. Beautiful forest (lots of moss and wild blueberries), scenic overlooks, topographical changes, and it ends up at the coast! At points, it is a bit difficult to find the way, or to scramble up or down the rocks, but definitely worth it.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Anvil trail is difficult in some areas. Trails are poorly marked . An overall good hike.

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Went on a really foggy day so I couldn't see anything from the top. Still a really fun fairly easy hike. It was pretty cool to be in the fog at the top and a little like being in a video game.

We saw a pod of dolphins jumping through the waves very close to the rocks. So cool!

The climb up the mountain is a little tougher than you'd guess but it's a quick and easy hike. Did it at 8 am on a summer Saturday and only saw one other group of 2 people on the trail, a nice change of pace for Acadia.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Nice hike but leave your dogs at home.

Load More