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Anvil Trail

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A wonderful, but sometimes steep, trail through pine forests that goes up both the Anvil and Schoodic Head


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1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

431' 131 m

High

55' 17 m

Low

428' 131 m

Up

56' 17 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

The Schoodic Loop Road (and Blueberry Hill parking area) requires an Acadia National Park Entrance Pass that can be purchased online (must be printed ahead of time!) or at Schoodic Woods or at any other park entrance station.

Description

This trail begins at the Blueberry Hill parking area off the Schoodic Loop Road inside Acadia National Park. It quickly climbs through the pine forest to the Anvil. The Anvil is a small peak at, on clear days, offers great views of the coastline. After a slight descent, it then begins to climb once again to the peak of Schoodic Head. At 440 feet, Schoodic Head is the highest peak on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park. Here is a nice place to stop and rest or to continue on for another two-tenths of a mile to another scenic overlook.

The terrain of this trail is accented with many exposed rocks and roots that, while at times mildly inconvenient, do not impede hiking and actually add very much to the feeling of being in the Maine wilderness.

From the peak of Schoodic Head, you can either take the Anvil Trail back to Blueberry Hill or you can utilize the Ranger Station Trail or the East Trail as a means of exiting the mountain. All of these options make for a wonderful end of this hike.

Shared By:

Daniel McCloskey with improvements by Chris Horton

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Hop across the road from the Anvil Trail to soak up this gorgeous Schoodic Peninsula coastal landscape.
Mar 30, 2017 near Gouldsboro, ME
View from Anvil Trail - a little off the actual trail.
Oct 19, 2019 near Gouldsboro, ME
View of Cadillac Mountain from Anvil Overlook.
Oct 19, 2019 near Gouldsboro, ME
View from overlook at Schoodic Head
Oct 19, 2019 near Gouldsboro, ME
Medallion at the peak of Schoodic Head
Jul 7, 2020 near Gouldsboro, ME
Heading to the peak of Schoodic Head. Photo on Sep 12, 2016.
Sep 12, 2016 near Gouldsboro, ME

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Aug 6, 2020
Jason Barnett
Jul 6, 2020
Daniel McCloskey
Sep 30, 2019
Katie Ribble
1.5mi — 1h 00m
Aug 13, 2019
Meldie Burke
Steep and rocky. Challenging for our young teens but great view at the overlook.
Aug 7, 2019
Jessica Eberle
Jul 9, 2019
Kimberly Pacetti
1.2mi — 12h 06m
May 25, 2019
Chris Horton
Beautiful Sunny day with good views of schoodic and MDI
May 18, 2019
Ashlynn Nuckols
1mi