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Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 5' 2 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 55' 17 m
Low: 18' 6 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by James Kaiser

A quiet, peaceful trail close to downtown Bar Harbor.

James Kaiser

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Family Friendly With a gentle trail surface and mild grades, this route is great for the whole family.

Description

The Compass Harbor Trail heads to the former home of George Dorr, one of the founding fathers of Acadia National Park. This is hardly the most dramatic trail near Bar Harbor, but if you're looking for a quiet hike to a secluded stretch of shoreline, it's hard to beat.

The trail starts of Route 3, about a mile south of downtown Bar Harbor. From the small parking area, follow the gravel road. After a short distance the Compass Harbor Trail veers left through the woods. The trail ends at Dorr Point, a rocky ledge that offers nice views of Compass Harbor and the Porcupine Islands. On the way back, consider visiting the ruins of George Dorr's estate, where only the foundation remains.

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 17, 2018
Gavin Kerr
May 5, 2018
Phil Tylman
1.5mi — 1h 00m
May 29, 2017
Deirdre Dolan
Aug 20, 2016
Rachel Muriph
10h 24m
Aug 19, 2016
Joshua Howard
Aug 18, 2016
Chad Pfeil

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#7

in Bar Harbor

#17319

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#7

in Bar Harbor

#177

in Maine

#17,319

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