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Gorham Mountain Trail

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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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All Clear 26 days ago
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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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Sep 17, 2018
Samantha Ross
Sep 16, 2018
C Ward
1.5mi
Sep 4, 2018
Michele Stamm
1.5mi
Sep 3, 2018
Andrew Hahn
1.5mi
Sep 2, 2018
Soly Mahmoud
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 26, 2018
Phil Musick
Jul 27, 2018
Lynne McMullen

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  4.1 from 11 votes

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