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Great Head Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Great hike with rewarding views!

We hiked this trail twice while in Acadia - once from the trail head and once from Sand Beach. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winter Springs, Florida
Great Views

Loved this trail as it is perfect for a family. It's not to long, there are rocks to climb, tidal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eleni B
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked this trail twice while in Acadia - once from the trail head and once from Sand Beach. The start from the trail head hike was a little easier, maybe because that was the second time on the trail. Nonetheless, our 5-year old loved...More

Thank BKM407
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this trail as it is perfect for a family. It's not to long, there are rocks to climb, tidal pools to check out and great views of Sand Beach. The whole family enjoyed it.

Thank Eleni B
Reviewed 1 week ago

With time to kill on Sand Beach, our family walked toward a set of cliffs and were surprised to see a trailhead nearby. It was unmarked, but a quick search told us it was the Great Head Trail. It was not part of our park...More

1  Thank Jay H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were not allowed on Sand Beach with our dog, we wanted a hike to find a good view of the beach. The Great Head trail did not disappoint!! We decided to hike up the tough rock scramble instead of down with the dog...More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of a tricky hike as it was along jagged rock and uneven terrain, so make sure you have sneakers or trail shoes on for good grip. Animals are not allowed on this trail.

Thank Mimi O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Acadia last week for the first time and we were were mainly doing easier trails since we had our 3 year old son in tow. However, we were at Sand Beach one day and decided we wanted to do Great Head Trail....More

1  Thank Marlena W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked a park ranger for a hike w/ scenic views and this definitely provided that! This required more hiking than we were prepared for though so be prepared with water and food/snacks. There are several rocky areas to traverse which took us a bit...More

Thank bethmaffei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our most enjoyable hikes in Acadia. Great Head didn't seem to get as much buzz as the other hikes but we are so glad we found it. We stopped many times and just sat to look out over the ocean. Pretty easy and...More

Thank Ken I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit off the park loop but worth it for a place where you can get away from the crowds. Find a place on the cliff and just watch and listen - great place for waves. Fun hike to get there but take a map...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are seniors, our kids are middle aged and our granddaughter is 11. we all loved this trail. Lots to see, easy to navigate and you can take the little side jogs to get closer to the major scenic viewpoints if you...More

Thank T S
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