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Great Head Trail

 4.6 (27)

1.5 Miles 2.3 Kilometers


88%

Runnable

232' 71 m

Ascent

-235' -72 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

145' 44 m

High

35' 11 m

Low

Shared By James Kaiser

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A great trail to escape the crowds at Sand Beach and explore the rocky coastline.

James Kaiser

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The Great Head Trail wraps around the rocky peninsula just east of Sand Beach. In the summer, when the crowds along the Park Loop Road can be overwhelming, Great Head offers a nice escape.

Description

The trailhead is located near the eastern end of Sand Beach. You'll run up a series of granite ledges (the hardest part of the run) before the trail flattens out. Be sure to look back and enjoy the great views of Sand Beach. Follow the trail to the southern tip of the peninsula, where there are great views of the coast. To the southwest you can see Otter Cliff in the distance. From there, the trail follows the rocky shore northeast, before looping back through the woods.

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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