Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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
8 days 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
10 days 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
2 months ago

Not really much to see on this stretch of trail.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
7 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.

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

The beginning was a little tricky but the view at the overlook was totally worth it. 10/10 would hike again.

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nice views over to Mount Desert Island from the overlooks.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

I did a loop and went up Anvil, over and down Schoodic Head Trail, and back to the start via the Alder Trail (a totally flat path - I jogged it). I did the 2.65 loop with my dog in about 75 minutes. The trail is very lush and green with tons of moss and pines. At times I felt like I was in a fantasy movie set. There are some nice views but the trail itself is more of the main draw for me. It was quite slippery in parts and the full loop was challenging enough to be a great but fairly quick workout. Highly recommended

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

I loved this - short but quite challenging with rock scrambling. I did a loop and went up Anvil, over and down Schoodic Head Trail, and back to the start via the Alder Trail. I did the 2.65 loop with my dog in about 75 minutes.

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Short trail, not so easy but nice views.

on The Anvil Trail

Friday, July 29, 2016

great views. so much moss!

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The easy East Trail - climb from the small parking area on the shore side just past Schoodic Point if you are headed north on Hwy 1 - was a nice climb to the parking lot and a view to the west from a high point - Schoodic Head; open but not much better views than are along the shore drive. Lots of brush along the way too. There are better trails.

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nice moderate hike with a lot of beautiful shady areas as well as views of Schoodic Point. We went up by way of he anvil trail and down the east trail.

hiking
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This may be the best way up to Schoodic Head. The shortest means and not too steep. Connects with other trails up top but not for a loop unless you want to walk a long ways back to car.

hiking
Monday, June 24, 2013

Nice easy connector trail from Anvil back to the trailhead for Schoodic Head. Flat no hills just goes through an alder area. It was named correctly because it is just grass and alders.

hiking
Monday, June 24, 2013

We did this down from Schoodic Head and found it pretty easy going. It just seemed longer than what the map said. Combination of steps and roots and ups to go down.

hiking
Monday, June 24, 2013

My wife and I did this trail as part of a loop up and over. This was not a bad trail if anything it was rather interesting on the way it wound to the top. It says it is .07 to top but seemed longer. Steps of stone and logs with many roots thrown in for good measure. Views were nice but somewhat limited...darn trees do grow!

hiking
10 days ago

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