East Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 428 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 407 feet. Summit 442' and other information guideposts and Schoodic Head (elevation 433 feet) are near the trailhead. There are also viewpoints and parkings.
East Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This short but steep trail goes up the eastern side of Schoodic Head, with views along the way of Schoodic Point to the southwest and Spruce Point to the northeast. The trail begins as a level woods walk, then rises quickly via switchbacks. In the spring, Canada dogwood, also known as bunchberry, and tiny white starflowers bloom along the trail. There are also lots of gnarled pitch pines, cedars, and sea-green lichen here."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
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