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Hiking Trails in Acadia National Park

If you have a National Parks Pass, entry to Acadia is free

Explore some of the 230+ TRAILS to help plan the perfect excursion.

1

Compass Harbor Trail

Pretty simple terrain and took about10 min. one way. View of the water at  the end is very nice.

2

Bar Island Hiking Trail

This is always a fun trail.  Great views of the harbor from the top of the island.  Pay attention to the tides.

3

Ocean Path Hiking Trail

Features beautiful  wild flowers & is good  for all skill levels.  Great views all around.

4

Jesup Path Hiking Trail

Trail is completely flat,  much like a boardwalk.  Plaques to read about  plants & wildlife  in the area.

5

Ship Harbor Trail

Hike over rocks next  to the shore line.   Absolutely beautiful at sunset.

6

Gorham Mtn Loop Trail

Lots of rock hopping.  Beautiful views.  Lots of places to  sit & take in the view.

7

Hunters Beach Hiking Trail

Very nice rock beach.  The hike to the beach  is also great.  Short, easy, pretty!

8

Thunder Hole Trail

Enjoy scrambling down onto the rocks by the ocean.  At high tide it will be booming.

9

Otter Point Hiking Trail

Leisurely walk with plenty of ocean views. Best high tide &  rocks photos here!

10

Cadillac Summit 

This is the ultimate trail if you want to get great views of the park .

11

Park Loop Road Trail

Beautiful scenery. Few mountain bikers. Awesome, beautiful ride!

12

Cadillac North Ridge

Hiked North Ridge at  5am to catch the sunrise. Trail markers were  easy to follow.

13

Wonderland Hiking Trail

Beautiful & rewarding. Trail was easy and flat  the whole way. Really a gem.

14

Jesup & Hemlock Loop

It’s a nice, easy walk with plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures.

15

Eagle Lake Carriage Rd

Great relatively flat bike ride thru the park. Beautiful views.

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