Duck Harbor Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine 04851

Elevation Gain909ft
Trailhead Elevation31ft
Elevation Min/Max8/206ft
Elevation Start/End31/31ft

Duck Harbor Trail

Duck Harbor Trail is a hiking trail in , Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 31 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 909 feet. The Acadia National Park Ranger's Station ranger station and the Lobster Lady restaurant are near the trailhead. The Goss Beach (elevation 10 feet) beach and Black Dina (elevation 184 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Bowditch Trail and Deep Cove Trail.

Duck Harbor Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The longest trail on Isle au Haut takes you through the woods and over rocky coast and passes a 0.2-mile spur trail to Deep Cove, where you can view some spectacular sunsets. Duck Harbor Trail is the only footpath that leaves from the year-round boat landing in town, and its 3.8-mile length must be backpacked by campers with off-peak reservations at Duck Harbor Campground.

From the ranger station, just 0.3 mile southwest of the town landing on the paved road, the blue-blazed trail immediately goes through a boggy area with plentiful skunk cabbage before entering an evergreen forest. At 1.7 miles, at the junction with the Bowditch Trail, bear right (south) and soon cross the road that circles the island."

"The hike up Duck Harbor Mountain to its panoramic views is the most strenuous on Isle au Haut, with lots of ups and downs in less than 0.5 mile. Climb over steep rocky knobs known as the Puddings, and circle back along the rugged coast on the Goat Trail.

The Duck Harbor Mountain Trail, reached 0.1 mile south of Duck Harbor Landing off the unpaved Western Head Road, begins steeply through the woods, alternating between switchbacks and brief flat sections on ridges. The sound of the surf is always in the background. At 0.3 mile turn sharp right (south) onto an open ledge and see the vast forest to the east."

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Jul 2018