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Wonderland Trail

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 59' 18 m
Descent: -59' -18 m
High: 50' 15 m
Low: 14' 4 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Unknown
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Trail shared by Linda Ci

This is a very easy trail that is flat and extremely well-marked to an awesome ocean view.

Linda Ci

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy hike to a beautiful view! There is even some tide-pooling to be had.

Stay on the trail, please. This park and especially this trail has many hikers, so keeping the impact down is as important as ever!

Overview

Head out on this beautifully forested, smooth trail to a breathtaking seashore viewpoint. This out-and-back hike gives a little taste of the varying ecosystems that make Acadia National Park unique.

Description

This trail is great for everyone! It is really short and flat, but it takes you to a really nice beach and if you go in the summer you'll find flowers along the majority of the trail.

Start at the trailhead. There is a fairly small parking lot which can be found full the majority of the day. If you continue down the trail, you'll go through the forest for a bit, but then you'll come to a fairly exposed stretch with ropes blocking of either side of the trail. There is little shade here, so for those who burn easily wear your sunscreen! Hike just a bit further through another treeline to the beach.

When you have had your fill of the view you can either turn around or take the loop around back to the original trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are lots of pretty flowers along the trail.

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Sep 17, 2019
Jeremy Winkler
Sep 4, 2019
Jon Bolwerk
Sep 4, 2019
Jane Kattau
Aug 26, 2019
Jeff Wadler
Beautiful sunset
Aug 25, 2019
James Ortmann
1.3mi
Aug 16, 2019
Abby Lewis
Went at low tide on a very foggy day to see the tide pools. Found a mini ecosystem with crabs, baby shrimp, and many snails :) No starfish though. 2mi
Aug 14, 2019
Daniel Fortea
2.4mi — 0h 35m

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  4.3 from 29 votes

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Photos

A proper Acadian hello.
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
Caught the wave just right!
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
The ocean view!
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
Over on that peninsula is where Ship Harbor Trail is.  Another good one!
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
Entry to Wonderland Trail.
Jun 30, 2016 near Tremont, ME
A twisted pine on the Wonderland Trail. with permission from Andrew Stehlik
Jun 30, 2016 near Tremont, ME

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