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0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 305' 93 m
Low: 169' 52 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Justin Mettlen

A cool spur trail off Gorham Mountain Trail across sea cliffs and caves.

Justin Mettlen

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy scrambling over rocks and seeing the sea cave. While the trail features iron rings, they are little more the hand rails to assist hikers pulling themselves up a big step.

Description

This trail begins 0.2 miles in along the Gorham Mountain Trail at a historical plaque honoring Waldron Bates, who helped build many of Acadia's trails using stone stairs and iron rungs. The trail follows granite ledges along cliffs and next to an ancient sea cave. Along the way, you'll pass under two huge rock slabs leaning against the cliff face. After traversing several large rocks, use two iron rings to reconnect with the Gorham Mountain Trail.

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Oct 22, 2018
Tyler Shepard
Sep 2, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Acadia/New England/Maine/NB trip (after dropping Jiaxin at bus station) August-September 2018.
Aug 21, 2018
Sarahsaurus Frex
Aug 20, 2018
Heidi Ketvertis
Lots of rock scrambles; fun tunnel
Jun 30, 2018
Jonathon Syrek
Jun 12, 2018
Christopher Lowe
Had to detour here off G. Mtn. Went out 0.2 miles through a rock tunnel. A bit difficult navigating the rocks. 0.2mi
May 9, 2018
Michaela Olthoff
Oct 18, 2017
Sarah Bucknam

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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