Bowl Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain445ft
Trailhead Elevation55ft
Top455ft
Elevation Min/Max55/455ft
Elevation Start/End55/55ft

Bowl Trail

Bowl Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 55 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 445 feet. Halfway Mountain (elevation 486 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Beehive Trail.

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Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides)
Dolores Kong & Dan Ring
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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."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides)
Dolores Kong & Dan Ring
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"This hike leads to a mountain pond called the Bowl, where you can encounter wildlife, especially if you travel early in the morning or late in the afternoon. You can connect to the Gorham Mountain and Champlain South Ridge Trails off this trail. And you can 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."

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8/5/2009
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.
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8/27/2008
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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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
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Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
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