South Face Trail

Southwest Harbor, Maine

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Taking you over a gorge and cascades on wooden bridges, and up and around the south face of wooded Bernard Mountain, this trail is a rugged one. Heading in a westerly direction first, the trail soon takes you over the first wooden bridge spanning a gorge and its rushing stream. Highlights: Rugged climb up south face of wooded, 1,071-foot Bernard Mountain.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

Taking you over a gorge and cascades on wooden bridges, and up and around the south face of wooded Bernard Mountain, this trail is a rugged one. Heading in a westerly direction first, the trail soon takes you over the first wooden bridge spanning a gorge and its rushing stream. Highlights: Rugged climb up south face of wooded, 1,071-foot Bernard Mountain.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Southwest Harbor
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 850 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Late April thru mid-November, weather depending
Trailhead Elevation: 150 feet
Top Elevation: 1,000 feet
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to South Face Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/11/2006
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This is a steep forested climb that probably would have been rated higher by my wife and I if the small viewpoint atop of Bernhard had not been clouded in - the risk of any hazy day in Acadia. The hike is suprisingly steep nearly all the way - and has a small section of old growth near the top. We went down the sluiceway for a loop.



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