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muddy
rocky
scramble
16 hours ago

Great trail. Strenuous enough to make you feel like you accomplished something, but not so difficult that you’re exhausted after. Bring water shoes as you’ll have at least one place to walk through water up to your knees. Very slippery! We had to do that at Screw Auger falls as well because of the rain and water levels being high. Definitely take the rim trail up, keeping in mind that it is significantly more strenuous and involves more scrambling over roots and rocks. It was raining the day we did it so that created a lot of slippery situations. We then took the Pleasant River road (still a trail not a road) back down. Some of the labeled viewpoints have become overgrown and are not necessarily worth the extra walk off the trail. The one at Screw Auger Falls is worth it. Many of the others the view is no better than the trail itself. Make sure to bring a towel and bathing suit so you can swim and climb through some of the rapids at the end!

Did this trail 7 years ago and knew we had to do it again. Definitely a must do in Bar Harbor and one for the books. Trail offers a bit of everything—leisure walking, wooded paths, great peak, boulder/cliff scaling, forrest valley, etc. If you’re looking for a real hike, this is it. Wouldn’t recommend dogs due to boulder sections, and young kids should be fine if prepared—it’s a long one!

Definitely a must do in Bar Harbor! We added the Beehive at the end and absolutely loved the combination. Both are challenging with (optional on Gorham) cliff scaling portions that were beautiful and so much fun. Dogs should not go on Beehive or the cliffs of Gorham Mountain, but would be fine on the regular trail of Ocean Path and Gorham. Great views but make sure it isn’t too foggy or else the view is lost.

We hiked Indian trail up and Bridle down. Even on a cloudy day the views are amazing. Rain earlier in the day made the rocks on the Indian trail slippery and I admit I was a little nervous with my 7 year-old. Would love to return this fall and hike the back side.

good family hike

quick easy hike decent views very busy

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

This trail is steep! It is amazing at the top but it is tough at first. Not easily marked at the bottom to let you know you are there but it is located off Bald Mountain Rd in Dedham and you turn down a side st right next to a farm (sorry forgot name of st but it is a dead end) and you literally park on the bottom of the mountain. Once you are at the top, you go all the way to the towers at the top and the tail loop starts from behind one of the buildings. Few of the trees were marked with red paint as you were going but you can see where you are going. Beautiful area and will be doing again

1mi loop. Well marked and maintained. No scrambling but lots of rock to rock stepping. Fairly easy trail, good for kids and dogs. Look for two memorials - 1 rock seat near the summer, 2 plaques at the summit. Quick, fun trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Lots of blueberries at the summit. not a hard hike, with the exception if many roots in the path. watch your step and you'll have a nice time.

hiking
1 day ago

We did this trail after the beehive climb so it was a nice steady hike in comparison. There’s part in the shade and through the forest which was beautiful but then climbing over large flat boulders to a view of the water.

This was a personal challenge for me since I’m afraid of heights but I was able to make it to the top! The hardest part for me wasn’t the iron rails but the larger boulders for my short legs. The view at the top was worst it in the end.

I'm not sure why this hike is rated as moderate. The paths are so wide and smooth that only the ravine trail even has blazes. There are a few roots and rocks from time to time, but this is an easy stroll through the woods. The scenery along the river is nice and the stands of red pine are beautiful. Definitely a fun little walk anyone could enjoy.

Loved this hike!! So beautiful from the top and the decent offers endless views and beauty. Hike this loop clockwise. The decent is way steeper than the climb up.

hiking
scramble
1 day ago

It starts with a rocky gradual climb & before you know it, you’re climbing metal rings and reaching for more metal supports. It’s a bit frightening but, keep going and focus on one challenge at a time. Worth the beautiful views from the top. The backside of the loop/decent is no problem.

hiking
1 day ago

Someone mentioned no shade but the Valley Trail portion is through the woods, shady, big boulders, mossy, damp - easy trail with a magical feeling. Nice as an add on to Beech ladders trail which has spectacular view, ladders and drier, higher, sunny/open.

great trail very well marked a beaten path all the way to the top! had a lot of really cool steps along the way! its definitely a moderate trail. I'm not the most in shape person but I made it with lots of stops. to foggy today to see the view and the fire tower is not safe to climb. but over all beautiful hike!

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Surprisingly fun little walk because the varying sizes and shapes of the boulders means you have to pay attention to where you’re walking despite the lack of incline or other obstacles. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area and want to see the area from a unique vantage point!

hiking
1 day ago

4 steel/iron ladders very secure, providing adventure without real danger. I recommend going up the ladders, which are at the start of the trial from the beach side. More fun going up than down ladders and then your downhill hike is less steep. Rewarding views at top. We added on the connector to Valley Trail and then valley trail going South for a while before doubling back to Beech Cliff loop. Valley trail is quite different, easy and magical woodland feel. Good variety and doubt we would have gone to Valley Trail on its own.

A new favorite. It’s strenuous enough, but not overly technical. In wet weather, I’d recommend taking mud brook up. It’s steeper and a little sketchy in parts on the decent. In good weather, take caribou up. I’m glad I picked the more aggressive hiking shoe, lots of rock and roots on the trail. Overall the trail is reasonably dry and well worn. Kudos to the people marking and keeping up the trail. There were around 10 cairns and arrows spray painted at the top. My total time was 4:15, but I took 15 min at the top and I took it easy on the descent (wet). There’s a great view from the top.

Awesome little hike. Cool waterfalls.

beautiful hike through mostly shaded woods. mostly walking on granite slabs and leaf litter that can be slippery when wet. amazing views of blue hill and the lakes at the summit. fairly popular. steady incline throughout.

hiking
1 day ago

nice views of camden and the bay, all the way to the ocean. dry day so trail was good, quick uphills but a nice fast and rewarding trip. wooden planks run the beginning over ditches. some granite slabs that can be steep and slippery.

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