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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

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Best View for Short Hike

Only 1mi up but amazing views. Hike is mostly all on rocks, and its well marked. My 2 year old climbed it so it's moderate but totally doable. Easy to find parking and trailhead.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Ryan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Only 1mi up but amazing views. Hike is mostly all on rocks, and its well marked. My 2 year old climbed it so it's moderate but totally doable. Easy to find parking and trailhead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Start at the Gorham Mountain parking lot, then if you get tired ride the bus two stops back from the beach. If you have more energy stop at the beach for water and hike the two miles along the shoreline. There are great views from the top of the mountain which makes a great resting point if you are not... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Spent time driving here to start our first ever "leap peeping" experience. It felt so real and not at all touristy which was fabulous. The people we met were really friendly and going along the trail there was so much to see and explore. I am sure we could have done a lot more but what we saw we loved,we... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We are not regular hikers. We are over but still in decent shape. We hiked this trail and it took longer than we expected but it was worth every moment. Actually, we took a bit of a wrong turn and made the hike more difficult. However, if you are more observant than we were up, and followed the trail markers,... More 

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Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Another great stop in Acadia, easy access, good parking and well mark trail with amazing view to Sand Beach

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Easy trail to hike with continuous stunning views of the ocean. Despite being high up there are never vertigo moments for those with a fear of heights. Not a heavily traveled trail when we hiked in October which was surprising because the fall foliage was amazing!! Highly recommend this trail. Next time we visit Acadia, we will hike this trail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Start from upper sand beach and hike the beehive and the bowl and add this hike on for 2-3 hour jaunt. It is a lovely loop and you will feel very far removed from civilization during portions of this. We hiked with our tween boys and they loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Easy slow climb to the top. The views up there are spectacular. The walk up is over rock, but not difficult unless you try the Cadillac Cliff Trail. This alterative route for part of the way to the top can be very challenging. Bring water and snacks. Not for young children!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

To get great views of the surrounding area, be sure to do the Gorham Mountain Trail in Acadia National Park. The trail is not too difficult, covering lots of rocky areas, and the views from the top are worth the climb. We parked near Thunder Hole, did the hike up the mountain, then down toward Sand Beach and then hiked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a nice 2 mile loop trail, it's not too steep, and not too much vertical climbing. The views at the top are pretty nice, if the weather is cooperating. About a quarter of a mile in the trail splits to the Cadillac Cliffs Path. Take that on the way back, it's tougher and more strenuous. However, there are... More 

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