Eagle Lake Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain747ft
Trailhead Elevation286ft
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.

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Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides)
Dolores Kong & Dan Ring
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"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." Read more
Discover Acadia National Park (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jerry & Marcy Monkman
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"This great ride for families goes through rich woodlands, with good views from Eagle Lake." Read more
Snowshoe Routes: New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Diane Bair & Pamela Wright
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"This long loop hike combines an easy stroll on one of Acadia National Park’s famed carriage roads around picturesque Eagle Lake with a short scramble up Connors Nubble. Fine vistas greet you nearly every step of the way, and the view from the top of the nubble is nothing short of spectacular. Though the hike along the Eagle Lake carriage road is relatively easy, it is long. Families with young ones in tow may elect to backtrack from Connors Nubble, cutting the trip by more than 4 miles. This is a popular route for cross-country skiers, too. When the snow is deep enough (at least four inches), park volunteers lay ski tracks on the west" Read more

Eagle Lake Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
AMC’s Acadia national Park discovery Map: d7
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Dec 2018