Best Hiking Trails in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park Hiking TrailsThe beautiful national park has so much to offer, including many different hiking and walking trails for nature lovers to explore. Here are some of the most popular trails in Acadia National Park. 

Beehive Trail

This difficult trail features a lake and beautiful views of Sand Beach and Great Head. The trail is very popular and primarily used for hiking. Although difficult, it’s a little easier than Precipice Trail and is approximately 1.4 miles long. 

Cadillac Mountain - North Ridge Trail

A popular 4 mile trail rated as moderate. Offers a pleasant hike along an easy to follow trail with expansive views to the north. The forested trail gives way to open views as the elevation increases.

Cadillac Mountain - South Ridge Trail

A great moderate trail for hiking and running. Enjoy 8.1 miles of heavily trafficked trails featuring a beautiful waterfall. Dogs allowed on leash.

Gorham Mountain Trail

A 3.1 mile long moderate trail near Bar Harbor. Popular for hiking, walking, and bird watching, the trail has a 525 foot summit with amazing views. Dogs allowed on leash.

Great Head Trail

This family friendly trail is 1.4 miles long and located on the east side of Sand Beach. Offers wonderful views of The Beehive and panoramic views of the rocky eastern coast of Mount Desert Island.

Jordan Cliffs Trail

Enjoy amazing views of Jordan Pond while hiking along narrow ledges on this 3.4 mile long moderate trail. Dogs allowed on leash.

Precipice Trail

A great option for thrill seekers looking for a very strenuous and challenging hike. The 2.1 mile trail features beautiful wildflowers and spectacular views from the trail and summit of Champlain Mountain. 

Wonderland Trail

Take a family-friendly stroll through pleasant scenery along the ocean. This 1.5 mile trail is one of the safer and more leisurely ways to explore Acadia's rugged coastline.

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