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Gorham Mountain, Thunderhole, Shore and Sand Beach - Acadia National Park

A wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of the Atlantic, over mountain ledges to end at Sand Beach.
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  This is a wonderful loop hike that will take you along the shore of Newport Cove past powerful Thunderhole and then up over the open... more »

Tips:  Follow the Park Loop Road in Acadia from Rte. 3 on the north side of the island to the Sand Beach Parking area.

There is a $10 per ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Sand Beach Parking Lot

Park here and head on down the Ocean Path along the coast towards Thunder Hole.

2. Thunder Hole

Check out the amazing crashing waves inside this tight channel.

Head into the parking lot from the coast and follow the trail up the south ridge of Gorham Mountain. Start heading up the trail.

You are at the top of this 525 foot mountain that overlooks Newport Cove and Sand Beach below to the east.

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5. Bowl Trail Junction

Head down the Bowl Trail to the east back towards the Sand Beach Parking Lot. If you are ambitious you can head up to the top of the Bee Hive. I have another Guide for that which you can combine with this one if you are interested in some different views and extra mileage.

6. Beatiful Sand Beach

After your hike take some time and relax on this beatiful beach before leaving the area.