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green Ship Harbor Trail

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1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer loop
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 64' 19 m
Descent: -63' -19 m
High: 44' 13 m
Low: 11' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by James Kaiser

The Ship Harbor Trail is an easy run through the woods to a quiet stretch of rocky shoreline.

James Kaiser

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Located near the southern tip of Mount Desert Island, just east of Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Ship Harbor is an easy run past a quiet, undeveloped harbor. The well-groomed trail is easy to follow as it passes through the forest. (Be sure to bring bug spray.)

Description

Access this run from the Ship Harbor Trailhead Parking Area. The route makes a figure eight shape along the eastern shores of Ship Harbor. At its coastline terminus, the trail skirts a rocky shore where you can look for tide pools at low tide. Sometimes you can see lobster boats pulling up their catch offshore. If visiting in late summer, keep your eyes out for blueberries along the trail!

After reaching its southernmost point, the trail loops back through the forest to the parking area.

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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