Ocean Path

Acadia National Park, Maine

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
5 out of 5
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.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
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.
Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 2.2
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 18 feet
Top Elevation: 30 feet
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Ocean Path
Parks: Acadia National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 18/30 ft
Elevation Start/End: 18/18 ft
PREMIUM FEATURE

For a more curated experience check out trail guides from our partner publishers.

Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park

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.

View Guide

Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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.

View Guide

Hiking Acadia National Park

Hiking Acadia National Park

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.

View Guide

AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

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.

View Guide

Recent Trail Reviews

8/28/2010
0

Very easy flat trail meant for a leisurely stroll. Stunning views of the Otter cliffs and ocean front. Perfect for sunset/sunrise photography


5/31/2006
0

Spectacular views of rocky shores on Frenchman Bay. Wonderful overlooks from an easy path.



Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018