Great Hiking Spots in Bar Harbor

Great Hiking Spots in Bar Harbor

Surrounding yourself with nature while on Mount Desert Island is a great way to enjoy a quick getaway or vacation. When you are staying on the island, consider hiking. You can enjoy many beautiful walking trails near Bar Harbor, whether you are a beginner or an expert hiker.

3 Scenic Hiking Areas in Bar Harbor, Maine 

With Acadia National Park in the area, you can enjoy hiking in Bar Harbor on various trails that feature beautiful landscapes. Here are some popular hiking spots in Bar Harbor.

1. Cadillac Mountain

Make the ascent to the summit of Cadillac Mountain or hike part way using the various trails. Cadillac Mountain has a north and south trail that hikers can use to reach the top. Both are out-and-back trails and moderately difficult. The Cadillac North Ridge Trail is about a 4.4-mile round trip and shows gorgeous views of Bar Harbor, the Schoodic Peninsula and Frenchman Bay. 

If you want a longer hike, consider the Cadillac South Ridge Trail. It is about a 7-mile roundtrip and offers fantastic ocean views and surrounding islands.

2. Schooner Head Path

Another scenic trail in Bar Harbor is the Schooner Head Path in Acadia National Park. The out-and-back trail is about 5.6 miles long, and it is great for hikers of all skill levels, including children. You will have beautiful coastline views while walking the gravel path. The trail is also an excellent place for birding and running.

3. Great Meadow Loop

If you want to go on a quick hike while in Bar Harbor, the Great Meadow Loop trail in Acadia National Park is an excellent spot. The trail is approximately 2 miles long and kid-friendly. It has a gravel and dirt foundation, making the path easy to walk.

Although short, the trail offers plenty of opportunities to see wildflowers and wildlife during your stroll. 

Book Your Campsite at Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday

When you want to go hiking in Bar Harbor, Maine, stay at Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday. The campground is a short distance from Acadia National Park, so you can easily access the many trails around the park. When you camp at our KOA Campground, you can enjoy oceanfront campsites, whether you stay in your RV, tent or one of the cabins. 

Our campground has everything you need to relax on the island. Begin planning your hiking trip in Maine by reserving a campsite with Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday today!

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