Acadia hikes: Stunning views, a gradual climb found on Gorham Mountain

Wondering where to hike at Acadia National Park this weekend? Gorham Mountain is a moderately different 4-mile loop hike that includes a long stretch of even terrain (Ocean Path), a gradual ascent up the south side of the mountain, and a gradual descent down the north side of the mountain.

Acadia National Park mountains


Gorham Mountain rises 525 feet above sea level near Sand Beach on the southeast coast of Mount Desert Island. Located in Acadia National Park, the mountain is a popular hiking destination because it offers stunning views but isn’t considered a strenuous climb. Gorham Mountain Trail, which leads up and over the mountain’s summit, is gradual and well maintained. It’s good for families and leashed dogs too.

For full details about this hike, visit Act Out with Aislinn’s 1-minute hike: Gorham Mountain, Acadia National Park.

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Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at