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All reviews cadillac cliffs moderate hike great hike sand beach parking lot thunder hole half day hike total distance parking area rated moderate balance issues ocean view year olds hiking shoes rewarding views bring water rock scrambling
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is a great hike for families. It's a small climb to the top and offers spectacular views. Make the hike more interesting by making it a loop and walking along the Ocean Path.

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the beautiful fall leaves on our hike. Blue tape on the rocks help you find your way and well placed/timely signs are available for determining where you are and where you might like to go next. Recommend starting at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Laura M
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Some reviews call this hike "easy" and I say this is inaccurate. It's easy in the sense that there are "stairs" throughout versus True rock-climbing, but still fairly challenging. Beautiful views!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sheilaoc
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

My family enjoyed this hike immensely. My mother-in-law was with us, so this hike was challenging enough for my teenagers without being too difficult for her. We did take the Cadillac Cliffs portion on the way up, which was somewhat difficult for my MIL who...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Lauren S
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Started at Sand Beach along the coast to Otter Cliff. Return to the Gorham Mt trail to the summit and north descent to Sand Beach. Can‘t get enough from the colors. Good views for shooting pictures.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JochenBuhler
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We went up following the split to the Cadillac Cliffs route, which was more strenuous (scrambling over rocks), and came back down by the easier Gorham Mountain trail. The view from the top was absolutely incredible.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jamieleigh84
Reviewed October 2, 2017

After walking the Ocean Path trail and viewing Thunder Hole, it was on to the Gorham Mountain trail. All Trails rates this trail as a moderate and I agree. Where your hiking shoes as the trail is comprised of many surfaces including dirt paths, lots...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 623scottv
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I decided to do this trail since my daughter was doing The Beehive. We mapped it out so we could meet where these trails intersect. We went early to avoid crowds and I had the trail all to myself. It was such a beautiful experience....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Debbie I
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This was one of our last hikes in Acadia, but it should have been a first. The Gorham Mountain Trailhead is located just down from Sand Beach and Thunder Hole. It's a moderately-difficult hike, but nothing that a first-time hiker in decent shape can do....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jay H
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We loved this hike! We actually did the full mountain, coming from the Bowl trail (initially from Beehive) and then up to the summit and back down to the parking lot. We loved the views here! The first half of the mountain (from the Bowl...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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May 24, 2018|
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.
September 19, 2016|
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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!!