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blue Gorham Mountain Trail

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1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 487' 148 m
Descent: -218' -67 m
High: 512' 156 m
Low: 71' 22 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by James Kaiser

An intermediate trail with great ocean views.

James Kaiser

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There are plenty of trails with great views in Acadia, but they are mostly rated difficult and some have some very steep sections. If you're looking for great ocean views but you're afraid of heights or don't like challenging trails, Gorham Mountain is a terrific choice.

The trailhead is located at the Gorham Mountain Trail parking area, located off the Park Loop Road between Thunder Hole and Otter Cliff. Follow the trail through the woods as it rises up Gorham Mountain. About halfway to the summit, the Cadillac Cliffs Path veers off from the trail (ultimately to rejoin it after 0.3 miles).

Continue along the main trail and the views will get better and better as you approach the bald summit. To the south are nice views of Otter Cliff and Otter Point. To the northeast you can see Sand Beach and Great Head. After enjoying the views, continue along the trail as it heads down the northern side of Gorham Mountain and ultimately merges with the Bowl Trail.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. If youre interested in learning more details about great day hikes, weather, camping / lodging, and geology, check out his book: .

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Jun 21, 2019
Urban Ranger
Great hike. A bit wet today with all the rain. First 0.2 mile of the trail has pooled water, but beyond that the trail is only a bit wet. 1.4mi — 2h 00m
May 31, 2019
Shane Owens
May 30, 2019
Christian Zimmer
May 7, 2019
Colleen Gebauer
Oct 22, 2018
Tyler Shepard
Oct 17, 2018
Chris Thoma
Great hike, great colors! Easy hike.
Oct 17, 2018
David Wohlgemuth
Sep 27, 2018
Rebecca C

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