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    Gorham Mountain Trail

    Acadia National Park, Maine
    Distance1.5mi
    Elevation Gain928ft
    Trailhead Elevation67ft
    Top517ft
    Elevation Min/Max67/517ft
    Elevation Start/End67/67ft

    Gorham Mountain Trail

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    Somers, NY
    Adventurer | 221 pts
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    8/18/2009
    I loved this trail. The views were great. The trail starts off easy but then as you go along the trail gets more challanging but not very difficult. I would do this trail again.
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    Castle Point, NJ
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    8/15/2009
    If you don't have a car in Bar Harbor, you can take the free Island Hopper bus from the Village Green in town, (It's the Eden bus), down the loop road. Tell the bus driver you want to get off at the Gorham Mountain Trail head, which is after the Sand Beach stop.

    The trail head is 1/2 way down the parking lot on the right. It's fairly easy to follow and is what I'd call a light to medium difficulty. There's no serious climbing, and fairly gentle grades. (Though there are a few spots that get steep for a few moment.)

    The views from the trail's high points go both west towards the mountains and east towards the sea.

    The whole thing, (even with a side trip to the lake and back), is do-able in under a couple of hours if you're moving quickly and not more than three unless you actually take a nap or something. It's a great trail if you want to hit a trail in the AM and go do other things or get in a quick mid-PM hike before losing the sun.

    Enjoy!

    Scott
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    Halifax, MA
    Trailblazer | 623 pts
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    8/5/2009
    Excellent relatively easy hike with beautiful views of Sand Beach, Great Head, and the ocean. Lots of prime mountain blueberries and huckleberries that the kids all enjoyed.
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    Avon, IN
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
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    8/11/2006
    Enjoyable hike when looking for an easier hike. Great views from the summit. I recommend taking the Cadillac Cliffs Trail on the ascent and returning the whole way on the Gorham Mountain Trail. Lots of "rock-hopping" on Cadillac Cliffs to keep it interesting.
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    Braintree, VT
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    9/10/2005
    Very easy hike. Took about 40 min to the summit of Gorham. Great views from there though... If you continue to "the bowl" its another 40 min but also very nice small lake inbetween peaks. "The beehive" took another 30 minutes to get up. From there almost the same views as Gorham but very nice just the same. We took the steep trek back down the beehive to the coast which I would recommend going up that way and down the other way. Altogether a great somewhat easy yet rewarding half day hike.
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