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Gorham Mountain Trail

 4.1 (8)

Length


1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers


487' 148 m

Ascent

-218' -67 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

512' 156 m

High

71' 22 m

Low

Shared By James Kaiser

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An intermediate trail with great ocean views.

James Kaiser

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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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Jul 18, 2018
J Nizzle
Jul 14, 2018
Ray van Hilst
Jul 14, 2018
Andrea Doherty
Jun 12, 2018
Christopher Lowe
Started on this trail for 0.2 and had to detour on to Cadillac Cliffs for another 0.2. Lucy climbed on rocks and ran through the rock tunnel. 0.4mi
Oct 15, 2017
Bindu R
Oct 10, 2017
May Ang
Sep 25, 2017
Heidi Jurado
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

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 8 votes

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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#76

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#4,906

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