Acadia National Park Carriage Trail The Eagle Lake Loop

Bar Harbor, Maine

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Within Acadia are mountains, rivers, lakes, and over 55 miles of gated gravel roads for the cyclist to explore. This ride gives you only a glimpse of the varied terrain, but it's perfect for anyone looking for an exhilarating morning or afternoon pedal. Groups will have no problem staying together and kid trailers and hybrid bikes roll smoothly along the Lake Loop that encircles Eagle Lake. Lake Loop's scenery, easy terrain, and proximity to Eagle Lake make it a popular ride in the summer.
Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine

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Mountain Bike America: New Hampshire & Maine

by Bob Fitzhenry (The Globe Pequot Press)

Within Acadia are mountains, rivers, lakes, and over 55 miles of gated gravel roads for the cyclist to explore. This ride gives you only a glimpse of the varied terrain, but it's perfect for anyone looking for an exhilarating morning or afternoon pedal.

Groups will have no problem staying together and kid trailers and hybrid bikes roll smoothly along the Lake Loop that encircles Eagle Lake. Lake Loop's scenery, easy terrain, and proximity to Eagle Lake make it a popular ride in the summer.

©  Bob Fitzhenry/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 6.3
Elevation Gain: 656 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Smooth, gated gravel roads, wide enough for groups of riders to pedal abreast.
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Trails are open year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 300 feet
Top Elevation: 500 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park (207) 288-3338
Local Maps: USGS Bar Harbor, Salisbury Cove, Southwest Harbor, Seal Harbor
Driving Directions: Directions to Acadia National Park Carriage Trail: The Eagle Lake Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

8/11/2010
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This is a great bike ride. It's shady, you have nice views of the lake once in a while, and it's a gravel road the whole time. We did it with my 1 yr old daughter in a seat attached to my husband's bike, and she just loved it - didn't hear a boo from her for all 2.5 hours. It does get a bit steep along the south side of Eagle Lake (but we did it counter-clockwise, I think clockwise is easier) We walked our bikes up a hill or two. Overall, it was a great, challenging (for us) and beautiful ride.


8/20/2009
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Very nice and easy trial. Watch out, during the season very busy.


9/13/2005
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Started at the Rt 233 Parking lot and traveled counter clockwise. Had wonderful sunny and cool weather. Pulled a trailer with a 5 year old and 2 year old. The kids munched on PBJ while my brother and I pedaled around Eagle Lake. Views of the lake from above were inspiring. The rise is more gradual if you procede counter-clockwise. The long ascent (towing the trailer) was rewarded by a fast descent much to the delight of the two kids and their tired father. On the way uphill, my daughter asked, "When are we going to be on a flat section again?" She was concerned that we were going too slow. At the end of the loop the multiple views back at the Bubbles looming over the Lake were a treat. We also saw a crane intently fishing for her supper. Overall a fantasitic ride. Great with kids!


7/4/2000
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We did this trail with 2 kids on Alleycats. It was beautiful, well maintained and a great way to get the kids to ride bikes for a long distance without worrying about cars. Just excellent.



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