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green Ocean Path

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 165' 50 m
Descent: -165' -50 m
High: 105' 32 m
Low: 31' 9 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by James Kaiser

A pleasant stroll past steep cliffs and rocky tide pools.

James Kaiser

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Family Friendly Tide pools near the end of the trail are great for kids.

Description

This leisurely trail starts from the Beehive Trail parking area. Just east of the Ocean Path is Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park's most popular rock climbing area. Stroll out towards the edge of the rocks and you'll probably catch a glimpse of rock climbers on the steep cliffs, waves crashing directly below. Head south along the Ocean Path and take in the open views of the Gulf of Maine. Look for the Schoodic Peninsula that lies to the east and the Cranberry Isles that lie to the south. Continue along the path until it starts to curve north at Otter Point. At low tide, this is a fantastic place to look for tide pools. Keep your eyes out for intertidal creatures such as crabs, dog whelks, and sea anemones.

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: .

Flora & Fauna

The trail passes in and out of pine trees. Keep your eyes out for wildflowers in the spring and summer.

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Jul 12, 2019
Berit Erickson
Jul 8, 2019
Jeremiah Farwell
2h 06m
Jul 7, 2019
Andrea Mirth
Jul 3, 2019
Matthew Sullivan
Jul 3, 2019
Rheagan Timmerman
Jul 3, 2019
Tariq Bamadhaj
Jul 1, 2019
Jack Fox
Easy hike with great views of the ocean 2.1mi — 12h 00m
Jul 1, 2019
Charles Fox
1h 55m

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