Wonderland Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 30 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 107 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and an information guidepost. Along the trail there is a coastline.
Wonderland Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This very easy trail along an old road brings you to pink- granite outcrops along the shore and tide pools at low tide. You may see skunk cabbage along the way, and wonder why broken-up mussel shells are found inland along the trail rather than on the coastline."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
"This very easy trail along an old road brings you to pink granite outcrops along the shore and tide pools at low tide. You may see skunk cabbage along the way and wonder why there are broken mussel shells inland along the trail rather than on the coastline.Once you see the smooth pink granite along the shore, smell the salty sea, and explore the tide pools, you will know why they call this Wonderland. The very easy trail along an old gravel road starts by winding through dark woods, but a huge smooth pink granite rock on the left soon hints at the show to come."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Even folks confined to wheelchairs or youngsters exploring from strollers will be able to enjoy all that Wonderland has to offer because the hiking route follows an old gravel road (not open to vehicles). The road winds through a spruce forest punctuated with bogs to arrive at a rocky coastline. Bikinis and beach volleyball have no place here; this is a true Maine seashore. The kids will delight in scaling the massive flattened chunks of ledge that line the beach. You may decide to extend the hike to join the Ship Harbor Trail farther along the beach."
--Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr, Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books).
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