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Wonderland Trail

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 4.3 (36) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Loop

50' 15 m

High

14' 4 m

Low

59' 18 m

Up

59' 18 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Linda Ci

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  4.3 from 36 votes

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  4.3 from 36 votes
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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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Aug 7, 2020
Nancy Richmond
Jul 28, 2020
Ben Chen
Jul 28, 2020
Lauren M
Jul 28, 2020
Colleen Gervais
Jul 27, 2020
Lily Adams
Jul 27, 2020
Steph C
fairly wide accessible path and plenty of room at the turnabout by the water to find a spot! Great for sitting on rocks and listening to waves cra… 1.3mi — 1h 00m
Jul 23, 2020
Tom Herr
Relaxing and flat trail through pine forest ending at the shoreline. 1.3mi
Jul 12, 2020
DJ Boardman