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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We hiked Gorham Mountain early on a foggy, weekday morning. The views as we climbed were still spectacular. Even a little bit of drizzle on the way up and a light rain at the summit did not detract from our experience, and it was really...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Do the traverse from the Gorham parking lot to Sand Beach and then walk back on the ocean path

Date of experience: September 2011
3  Thank lesmur
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Incredible views. The hike is rated moderate, and is a little less than a mile in length. You can see the park loop road, sandy beach, otter cliffs, and the ocean from several angles. Definitely worth the hike!

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank BostonRedSox34
Reviewed February 23, 2012

I've been doing this hike since I was 12 and it's one of my favorites. Gorgeous views at the top. Even our 11 year old dog loves it!

Date of experience: June 2011
2  Thank Erin U
Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is a reltively easy mountain to climb off the Park Loop Road with ocean views almoost all the way.

1  Thank Boblgal
Reviewed December 19, 2011

This is the hike for those in the family that don't like heights (something to do while the rest of your family does Beehive)

Date of experience: September 2011
3  Thank DrJR17
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Do the cadillac cliffs spur, it's strenuous but awesome. It was cloudy when we went, which actually made it way better, since we were just below the clouds and it wasn't hot. When you get to the false summit where everyone is, keep going... The...More

Date of experience: August 2011
3  Thank maisouime
Reviewed August 1, 2011

I truly believe there is no better place to hike with children than Acadia National Park. The way the trails have been designed with "stairs" to help everyone experiencing hiking a mountain is just amazing. This is a tradition that goes back to the beginning...More

Date of experience: August 2011
9  Thank DougieFresh34
Reviewed July 25, 2011

This is a fun doable trail for the family. Start at Thunder Hole side and end up at Sand Beach. Be prepared with water. The mountain "levels" offa few times and you think you reached the summit. There is a marker at the top.

Date of experience: July 2011
2  Thank JohnP23
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Kris_L0211
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 1 1/2 hrs. one way up and maybe less then an hr. down. There are connections to other trails . Hikes of various lengths.
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334carriec
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Response from Mykingsdomaine | Reviewed this property |
Gorham Mt has it's own parking lot. You can get to it from the park loop road - past Sand Beach. Look for it on the right. Enjoy!!
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