Eagle Lake Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain747ft
Trailhead Elevation286ft
Top307ft
Elevation Min/Max274/307ft
Elevation Start/End286/286ft

Eagle Lake Trail

Eagle Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 286 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 747 feet. This trail connects with the following: Connors Nubble Trail, Jordan Pond Carry and Carriage Trail.

Eagle Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Like other lake and pond hikes in Acadia, the Eagle Lake Trail can be walked just for its water views or for the access it provides to nearby mountains.

What we’ve found particularly special about this trail is the access it provides to the lesser-known Conners Nubble, just north of the highly popular Bubbles. And like other similar trails, the Eagle Lake Trail has its easy, flat sections and its rougher up-and-down sections."

"Thanks to a Rockefeller, skiers and snowshoers now have about 50 miles of rustic carriages roads to glide around the mountains and lakes of Maine’s Acadia National Park. Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. was a skilled equestrian. He desired motor-free paths into the heart of Mount Desert Island.

For twenty seven years, from 1913 to 1940, his construction efforts resulted in roads with sweeping ocean vistas. These roads of broken stone that wind through the eastern half of the island, past lakes and mountains, are now enjoyed by travelers year-round. Surface quality: Skier tracked though part is groomed by volunteers at times."

"This great ride for families goes through rich woodlands, with good views from Eagle Lake."

Eagle Lake Trail Reviews

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10/22/2013
Calling this mountain biking is a stretch. No, the surfaces are not paved, but the carriage roads are very well maintained, packed pea gravel, and I could easily have ridden this on my road bike. That being said, it is still a very fun cruise through beautiful country. Just don't expect anything more technical than an extremely smooth gravel road.
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Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
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Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy to Moderate
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Sep 2018