Gorham Mountain Trail

 6 votes

1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

487' 148 m

Ascent

-218' -67 m

Descent

512' 156 m

High

71' 22 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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An intermediate trail with great ocean views.

James Kaiser

Overview

Features: Views
Dogs: Leashed

Description

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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Aug 26, 2017
Cate Brown
Did the descent, easy enough, little more walking and less grade than Champlain south ridge descent. Mix of light ascent as well. Not as scenic
Jul 22, 2017
Shane Wilden
Jul 9, 2017
Tyler Neville
Jun 22, 2017
Allison Norris
Sep 20, 2016
St Ly
Sep 10, 2016
Lauren Vahldick
Aug 26, 2016
Eric Walters
Jun 30, 2016
Lou Poulas
1.8mi — 1h 10m

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