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Gorham Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (17)

An intermediate trail with great ocean views.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

80%

Runnable

512' 156 m

High

71' 22 m

Low

487' 148 m

Up

218' 67 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Description

There are plenty of trails with great views in Acadia, but they are mostly rated difficult and some have some very steep sections. If you're looking for great ocean views but you're afraid of heights or don't like challenging trails, Gorham Mountain is a terrific choice.

The trailhead is located at the Gorham Mountain Trail parking area, located off the Park Loop Road between Thunder Hole and Otter Cliff. Follow the trail through the woods as it rises up Gorham Mountain. About halfway to the summit, the Cadillac Cliffs Path veers off from the trail (ultimately to rejoin it after 0.3 miles).

Continue along the main trail and the views will get better and better as you approach the bald summit. To the south are nice views of Otter Cliff and Otter Point. To the northeast you can see Sand Beach and Great Head. After enjoying the views, continue along the trail as it heads down the northern side of Gorham Mountain and ultimately merges with the Bowl Trail.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. If youre interested in learning more details about great day hikes, weather, camping / lodging, and geology, check out his book: .

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  4.1 from 17 votes

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Experience phenomenal views from the Gorham Mountain Trail.
Mar 30, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
The trail passes under this giant rock slab.
Jan 23, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Acadia NP | Gorham Trail Summit
Aug 6, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
Leaving the Gorham Mountain.
Mar 25, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
View of Otter Cove from the Gorham Mountain Trail.
Mar 25, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Newport Cove as seen from the Gorham Mountain Trail.
Mar 25, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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