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Gorham Mountain Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Best hike for Leaf Peeping!

I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the beautiful fall leaves on our hike. Blue tape on the rocks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura M
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Great views of the colors!

Some reviews call this hike "easy" and I say this is inaccurate. It's easy in the sense that there... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
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“cadillac cliffs” (36 reviews)
“moderate hike” (16 reviews)
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the beautiful fall leaves on our hike. Blue tape on the rocks help you find your way and well placed/timely signs are available for determining where you are and where you might like to go next. Recommend starting at...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Some reviews call this hike "easy" and I say this is inaccurate. It's easy in the sense that there are "stairs" throughout versus True rock-climbing, but still fairly challenging. Beautiful views!

Thank sheilaoc
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

My family enjoyed this hike immensely. My mother-in-law was with us, so this hike was challenging enough for my teenagers without being too difficult for her. We did take the Cadillac Cliffs portion on the way up, which was somewhat difficult for my MIL who...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Started at Sand Beach along the coast to Otter Cliff. Return to the Gorham Mt trail to the summit and north descent to Sand Beach. Can‘t get enough from the colors. Good views for shooting pictures.

Thank JochenBuhler
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We went up following the split to the Cadillac Cliffs route, which was more strenuous (scrambling over rocks), and came back down by the easier Gorham Mountain trail. The view from the top was absolutely incredible.

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed October 2, 2017

After walking the Ocean Path trail and viewing Thunder Hole, it was on to the Gorham Mountain trail. All Trails rates this trail as a moderate and I agree. Where your hiking shoes as the trail is comprised of many surfaces including dirt paths, lots...More

Thank Scott V
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I decided to do this trail since my daughter was doing The Beehive. We mapped it out so we could meet where these trails intersect. We went early to avoid crowds and I had the trail all to myself. It was such a beautiful experience....More

Thank Debbie I
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This was one of our last hikes in Acadia, but it should have been a first. The Gorham Mountain Trailhead is located just down from Sand Beach and Thunder Hole. It's a moderately-difficult hike, but nothing that a first-time hiker in decent shape can do....More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We loved this hike! We actually did the full mountain, coming from the Bowl trail (initially from Beehive) and then up to the summit and back down to the parking lot. We loved the views here! The first half of the mountain (from the Bowl...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed August 31, 2017

This was the first mountain that I hiked in Acadia and I thought it was fantastic. The climb felt fairly short and it was not very difficult but I was happy that I had water with me. The view was amazing. I am still a...More

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Carrie C
September 19, 2016|
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Response from Mykingsdomaine | Reviewed this property |
Gorham Mt has it's own parking lot. You can get to it from the park loop road - past Sand Beach. Look for it on the right. Enjoy!!