Schoodic Head Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 56 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 487 feet. Near the trailhead there is an information guidepost. The trail ends near Summit 442' and other information guideposts, the Overlook viewpoint, and Schoodic Head (elevation 433 feet).
Schoodic Head Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A hike from a rocky, windswept shoreline to a mountaintop on the end of Schoodic Peninsula. The views of Frenchman Bay and the rugged shoreline of Schoodic Point are well worth the short but steep hike to the summit. Schoodic Point is renowned for its stark shores and amazing surf. A day when the wind blows onshore is best to view this and an incoming tide. General location: In the section of Acadia National Park on the tip of Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland south of Winter Harbor in Hancock County."
--Tom Seymour, Hiking Maine (Falcon Guides).
"A series of four short trails go up and around the distinctive Schoodic Head, allowing for a variety of loop or out-and-back hikes.The loop described here includes the Alder, Schoodic Head, and Anvil Trails, with options to loop down the East Trail or explore the new privately owned, park-run Schoodic Woods campground.The loop starts easily on the grassy and lush Alder Trail and then goes to rugged Schoodic Head and the knob known as the Anvil. At 0.6 mile the Alder Trail ends at a gravel road. Turn left (northwest) onto the road. At 0.7 mile turn right (northeast) onto the Schoodic Head Trail, ascending steeply at times. At 1.1 miles reach an open ledge with dramatic vistas to the west to faraway Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain, Frenchman Bay, the Porcupine Islands, and Egg Rock and its lighthouse."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
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