Gorham Mountain Trail

Otter Creek, Maine

3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1 Review
3 out of 5
Easy accessibility, quick climb, no backtracking, and mountains-to-sea views . . . what more could you ask for? This hike up 525-foot Gorham Mountain is the perfect half-day jaunt. It’s not rail-trail flat, but the elevation gain is gradual and the rewards far outweigh the effort. Combine this hike with a walk along Sand Beach, then return to Bar Harbor for a cup of steaming chowder, and you have the makings for a fine winter day.
Snowshoe Routes: New England

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Snowshoe Routes: New England

by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright (The Mountaineers Books)

Easy accessibility, quick climb, no backtracking, and mountains-to-sea views . . . what more could you ask for? This hike up 525-foot Gorham Mountain is the perfect half-day jaunt. It’s not rail-trail flat, but the elevation gain is gradual and the rewards far outweigh the effort. Combine this hike with a walk along Sand Beach, then return to Bar Harbor for a cup of steaming chowder, and you have the makings for a fine winter day.

©  Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Otter Creek
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 525 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Winter
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Gorham Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2009
0

If you don't have a car in Bar Harbor, you can take the free Island Hopper bus from the Village Green in town, (It's the Eden bus), down the loop road. Tell the bus driver you want to get off at the Gorham Mountain Trail head, which is after the Sand Beach stop. The trail head is 1/2 way down the parking lot on the right. It's fairly easy to follow and is what I'd call a light to medium difficulty. There's no serious climbing, and fairly gentle grades. (Though there are a few spots that get steep for a few moment.) The views from the trail's high points go both west towards the mountains and east towards the sea. The whole thing, (even with a side trip to the lake and back), is do-able in under a couple of hours if you're moving quickly and not more than three unless you actually take a nap or something. It's a great trail if you want to hit a trail in the AM and go do other things or get in a quick mid-PM hike before losing the sun. Enjoy! Scott



Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

Apr 2018