Schooner Head Trail

  • Hiking the Schooner Head Trail in Acadia National Park.


Dogs Yes

Bird Watching


5.4 (miles)


Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Schooner Head Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that connects Bar Harbor with the park through a lush mixed hardwood forest. This trail can be accessed on Route 3 South of Bar Harbor or from the Schooner Head Overlook. This trail is how to access the Anemone Sea Cave, which was once a star attraction of Acadia. However, the National Park Service has removed all mention of it and is actively discouraging people from visiting cave. The NPS says destruction of the cave became too great. Before attempting to visiting make sure to check to with rangers. Nearly 340 different bird species have been recorded in Acadia National Park, including twenty-three different species of warblers that breed in the park. The incredible diversity makes Acadia one of the premier bird-watching destinations in the country. Hikers that watch and listen along the trail will likely spot quite a few. Acadia has five campgrounds.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609

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