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Ship Harbor Trail

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Length


1.4 Miles 2.3 Kilometers


64' 19 m

Ascent

-63' -19 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

44' 13 m

High

11' 3 m

Low

Shared By James Kaiser

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The Ship Harbor Trail is an easy hike through the woods to a quiet stretch of rocky shoreline.

James Kaiser

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Family Friendly The trail is easy and well-maintained.

Overview

Located near the southern tip of Mount Desert Island, just east of Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Ship Harbor is an easy hike past a quiet, undeveloped harbor. The well-groomed trail is easy to follow as it passes through the forest. (Be sure to bring bug spray.)

Description

Access this hike from the Ship Harbor Trailhead Parking Area. The route makes a figure eight shape along the eastern shores of Ship Harbor. At its coastline terminus, the trail skirts a rocky shore where you can look for tide pools at low tide. Sometimes you can see lobster boats pulling up their catch offshore. If visiting in late summer, keep your eyes out for blueberries along the trail!

After reaching its southernmost point, the trail loops back through the forest to the parking area.

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 22, 2018
Stan Simpson
Brief hike on our way to another lobster dinner. 1.9mi
Sep 22, 2018
Katie Osland
Lovely walk by the tide pools! 1.8mi
Sep 22, 2018
Barbara B
Sep 1, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Acadia/New England/Maine/NB trip (with Jiaxin) August-September 2018.
Aug 30, 2018
Phil Musick
Aug 24, 2018
Sarahsaurus Frex
Aug 18, 2018
Nick Murphy
Aug 15, 2018
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  4.3 from 16 votes

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