Can I tell you how much we LOVE Acadia? Gorham Mountain Trail is a DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! We are in OK shape, not overweight - well a few extra pounds on. Work out a couple times a week - walking and lifting - nothing too strenous. We had no problem hiking this trail. We went at a slow and easy pace. it is well marked and has nice views along the way. Once you get to what you think is the top - GORGEOUS. One side you are looking at mountains and the other side is ocean and Frenchmen's Bay and even Thunder Hole. Can't be better. It only took about 40 minutes to get to the top.
I have read that the first summit you arrive at is NOT the top. You should travel about 100 feet more to the north and provides different views. We opted not to do this due to my husband's back. He has some bad discs and just wanted to get back down. He just didn't want to push it. (So see? Even a person with not the greatest back completed this!) But I still don't feel like I missed anything at all by not going further.
I wore a newer pair of sneakers and did not have any trouble. A couple of spots you are going over large rocks at a tilt, and my sneakers hung on just fine.
Please do not miss this in your trip to Acadia. It's a nice hike and LOVELY views!!!
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