The Bowl Trail

Bar Harbor, Maine

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This hike leads to a mountain pond called the Bowl, where you may encounter wildlife.You can connect to the Gorham Mountain and Champlain South Ridge Trails and find more moderate ascents up the back side of the nearby Beehive—a nice alternative to climbing the iron ladder rungs up that peak’s cliff. Views of a great blue heron taking off low across the water’s surface or of a turkey vulture soaring high on the thermals are among the possible rewards when you hike to the Bowl, a mountain pond at more than 400 feet in elevation. We got lucky and got both views in the same day as we walked along the shoreline. Another time, during a hike down from the Bowl, we heard a loud snorting in the woods. A couple of white-tailed deer darted through the trees, the snorting apparently an alarm call.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

This hike leads to a mountain pond called the Bowl, where you may encounter wildlife.You can connect to the Gorham Mountain and Champlain South Ridge Trails and find more moderate ascents up the back side of the nearby Beehive—a nice alternative to climbing the iron ladder rungs up that peak’s cliff.

Views of a great blue heron taking off low across the water’s surface or of a turkey vulture soaring high on the thermals are among the possible rewards when you hike to the Bowl, a mountain pond at more than 400 feet in elevation. We got lucky and got both views in the same day as we walked along the shoreline. Another time, during a hike down from the Bowl, we heard a loud snorting in the woods. A couple of white-tailed deer darted through the trees, the snorting apparently an alarm call.

© 2016 Dolores Kong & Dan Ring/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 75 feet
Top Elevation: 400 feet
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to The Bowl Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/5/2009
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Did as a continuation of Gorham Mountain Trail. The trail was okay through the woods mostly uphill. The lake is beautiful, peaceful and quiet. We hung out on the rocks on its shore and enjoyed the tranquility.


8/27/2008
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This trail was the last one we did on our trip. This trail was moderately difficult trail. There was alot of up hill but The Bowl at the top is amazing. I have never seen such a clear lake in my life. The trail there is easy to follow.



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