Ocean Path

Acadia National Park, Maine 04351

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain12ft
Trailhead Elevation18ft
Top30ft
Elevation Min/Max18/30ft
Elevation Start/End18/18ft

Ocean Path

Ocean Path is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 18 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 12 feet. The Otter Cliff (elevation 46 feet) cliff is near the trailhead. The Thunder Hole Information Center visitor centre and the Thunder Hole (elevation 10 feet) attraction can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Sea Path and Ocean Path.

Ocean Path Professional Reviews and Guides

"This easy hike takes you along Acadia’s distinct pink-granite coastline, bringing you to Thunder Hole, where you may hear a reverberating boom as the surf crashes against a rocky chasm; Otter Cliff, where you may see rock climbers on the 60-foot precipice; and Otter Point, where you may catch a colorful sunset.

The sounds of the ocean and the views of rocky cliffs and pink-granite shoreline are never far from Ocean Path. At
Thunder Hole, halfway along the path, when the conditions
are just right, the surf crashes through rocky chasms with a
thunderous roar. And at Otter Point, at trail’s end, the sound
of a buoy ringing fills the air."

"Ocean Trail, a level path that snakes along the coastline beside Park Loop Road, is Maine’s version of the Cliff Walk of Newport, Rhode Island. Instead of Newport’s architectural masterpieces, however, Mother Nature’s handiwork is on display here.

Your camera will capture the rock climbers at Otter Cliffs and the bold gulls that settle within arm’s reach, but only a tape recorder will do at Thunder Hole, where the ferocious booms in the chasm mingle with the distant clang of bell buoys. All members of the family will enjoy this close-up look at the dramatic boundary between the ocean and the land."

"This easy hike takes you along Acadia’s distinct pink-granite coastline, bringing you to Thunder Hole, where you may hear a reverberating boom as the surf crashes against the shore; Otter Cliff, where you may see rock climbers on the 60-foot precipice; and Otter Point, where you may catch a colorful sunset.

The sounds of the ocean and the views of rocky cliff s and pink-granite shoreline are never far from Ocean Path. When the conditions are just right at Thunder Hole, halfway along the path, the surf crashes through rocky chasms with a thunderous roar. At Otter Point, at trail’s end, the sound of a buoy ringing fills the air."

"Enjoy boundless ocean and mountain views on this spectacular
shoreline walk, which ranges from Sand Beach and Thunder Hole
to Monument Cove and Otter Cliffs."

Ocean Path Reviews

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8/28/2010
Very easy flat trail meant for a leisurely stroll. Stunning views of the Otter cliffs and ocean front. Perfect for sunset/sunrise photography
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5/31/2006
Spectacular views of rocky shores on Frenchman Bay. Wonderful overlooks from an easy path.
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Trail Information

Acadia National Park
Nearby City
Acadia National Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Skiing
Additional Use
Acadia National Park (nps.gov/acad; 207-288-3338)
Local Contacts
USGS Seal Harbor; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 16 (DeLorme); AMC Maine Mountains Trail Guide, Map 5, Eastern Mount Desert Island
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018