Easier Hiking Trails in Acadia National Park

These hikes in Acadia are on the easier side and appropriate for just about everyone. Of course always know your limits and plan accordingly for any trail.

Beehive Trail (ANP)

1.6 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~360 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Beehive Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that leads incredible views.

Bar Harbor Shore Trail

1 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

The Bar Harbor Shore Trail is an easy hiking trail just outside of Acadia National Park that features incredible views.

Bar Island Trail

1.5 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Bar Island Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features incredible scenery.

Beachcroft Trail

2.4 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~360 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Beachcroft Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features magnificent views.

Carriage Roads

Varies (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park are a wonderful family friendly way to explore the park via mountain bike or on foot.

Great Meadow Loop Trail

2 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Great Meadow Loop Trail is an easy family friendly hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful scenery.

Champlain North Ridge Trail

2 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~1025 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Champlain North Ridge Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that leads to wonderful views of Frenchman Bay.

Bubbles Divide Trail

1 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Bubbles Divide Trail is an easy family friendly hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful scenery.

Gorham Mountain Trail

1.8 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~400 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Gorham Mountain Trail is an easy family friendly hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful scenery.

Great Head Trail

1.5 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Great Head Trail is an easy family friendly hiking trail in Acadia National Park that will delight with incredible scenery.

Jordan Pond Nature Trail (ANP)

1 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

The Jordan Pond Nature Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that loops through a lush a evergreen forest around Jordan Pond.

Jordan Pond Trail (ANP)

3.2 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Jordan Pond Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful views along the water’s edge.

Long Pond Trail (ANP)

2 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~300 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Long Pond Trail is an easy family friendly hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful views.

Perpendicular Trail (ANP)

2.2 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~900 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Perpendicular Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful views of Long Pond.

Precipice Trail

1.8 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

~910 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Precipice Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features sweeping scenic views.

Ship Harbor Trail (ANP)

1.2 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Ship Harbor Trail is an easy family friendly hiking trail in Acadia National Park that meanders through thick coniferous forest to the rocky ocean shoreline.

Wonderland Trail (ANP)

1.4 (miles)

 Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Acadia Wonderland Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that weaves through an evergreen forest to the rocky Atlantic shoreline.

Harder Hiking Trails in Acadia National Park

These hiking trails in Acadia a bit more difficult. Hikers can expect more distance and likely some elevation gain. However, their efforts are rewarded with more solitude and amazing views.

Acadia Mountain Trail

2.5 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

~450 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Acadia Mountain Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park the features absolutely stunning scenery.

Door Mountain Trail (ANP)

3.3 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~1150 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Door Mountain Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful scenery.

Cadillac North Ridge Trail

4.4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~1150 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Cadillac North Ridge Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that leads to the summit Cadillac Mountain.

Cadillac South Ridge Trail

7 (miles)

 Difficult

Out & Back

~1350 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Cadillac South Ridge Trail is a difficult hiking trail in Acadia National Park that leads to the summit of the highest peak along the eastern seaboard.

Schooner Head Trail

5.4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

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.

Ocean Path Trail (ANP)

4.4 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Maine

Ocean Path Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features incredible ocean views.