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Great Head Trail

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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My Favorite Hike

The Great Head Trail was my favorite hike in Acadia Park. The trail is located on the left side of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
Beautiful views of Sand Beach.

We hiked half way with a 6 year old. Beautiful views of Sand Beach. I would say it's a moderate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yasmine E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Great Head Trail was my favorite hike in Acadia Park. The trail is located on the left side of the sand beach (when looking out to the ocean). The trail is a bit difficult and there are several places you have to climb down...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked half way with a 6 year old. Beautiful views of Sand Beach. I would say it's a moderate skill level.

Thank Yasmine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Head is still a favorite after more than 45 years of annual hiking here. It is easy to hike and the various sea views from the top are beautiful. Even at the height of the summer season it never seems to be too crowded.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We hiked this trail in the morning, and it was not crowded at all. You need to follow the blue paint to stay on the trail (every once in a while it was a little difficult to tell exactly where the trail was, but the...More

1  Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We first took this hike when my kids were 6 & 8, and we all loved it. I think it was my favorite hike then. But this time (14 years later) we hiked it in the afternoon after doing a loop the Beehive, Gorham Mtn...More

Thank khollth
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great hike right near Sand Beach accessed by simply walking the length of the beach and up the obvious path (though it was unmarked). We found the route not as well marked as other trails we had hiked on, but if you simply walk the...More

1  Thank Andre S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Did this hike with our 8yr old son. Entrance is at the end of sand beach, up a set of stone stairs (not clearly marked). When you climb the first set of stairs, head to the right. The beginning was the most challenging ( for...More

Thank renajc
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We started on the trail and walked a good amount. My Wife was having trouble with her foot so we ended up turning around. What we saw was great sceneries.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We hiked this trail twice while in Acadia - once from the trail head and once from Sand Beach. The start from the trail head hike was a little easier, maybe because that was the second time on the trail. Nonetheless, our 5-year old loved...More

2  Thank BKM407
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Loved this trail as it is perfect for a family. It's not to long, there are rocks to climb, tidal pools to check out and great views of Sand Beach. The whole family enjoyed it.

Thank Eleni B
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