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“Beautiful! Some rocks to climb but good for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gorham Mountain Trail

Gorham Mountain Trail
, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful! Some rocks to climb but good for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

This trail is rated moderate, but is somewhat steep and involves climbing over and around rocks (many placed there as part of the trail creation). I went with four kids, aged 4-11, and all handled the trail with ease and were thrilled with all the climbing they got to do.
The beautiful views make this a great addition to your Acadia itinerary.

Visited June 2013
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New Jersey
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“What a view at the top.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We were freezing walking along the ocean trail so decided to cut in and take the Gorham Mountain Trail. It's rocky but easy on the way up. There were gorgeous views from several points toward the top. It was breathtaking and we enjoyed the scenery on a simply beautiful May morning. The trail back down was more of a challenge for us but we did okay considering we don't do a climbing hike very often. If its a clear day, go for it!

Visited May 2013
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Connecticut
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“Beautiful hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This hike is definitely worth it! It has beautiful views for not a whole lot of effort. We saw quite a few children doing the hike as well as some senior citizens. The only caution would be that if it is wet out, some of the rocks can be a bit slippery. We brought some food to enjoy at the top as we took in the view. The trail was very well marked. If you're looking to see some great views, but don't want to spend all day hiking on a difficult trail, this is the hike for you!

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“Moderate Hike, beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Okay, I'm fudging a little on the views and basing it on other reviewers because we hiked Gorham Mountain on an extremely foggy morning. The hike was not too difficult (we are not experienced hikers by any means), but it did require a little bit of climbing and a little bit of muscle. It was really enjoyable though, and nice to get to the summit...even though we didn't have much of a view.

Visited August 2012
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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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“top of the world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

this is a nice walk and once on top you can see all over the east side of the island. the view on a clear day will blow you away

Visited June 2012
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