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Just as beautiful in the off season

This trail was an easy to moderate hike — just about anyone can do this though there is a small bit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Absolutely stunning

If you have the opportunity, take it. Breathtaking ocean views, winding trails over lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This trail was an easy to moderate hike — just about anyone can do this though there is a small bit of climbing up and over some rocks. The paths were well marked and the views were BEAUTIFUL. We headed out at sunrise and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the opportunity, take it. Breathtaking ocean views, winding trails over lots of beautiful rocks, and plenty of birds!

Thank shelleyshantay
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The Great Head trail ended up being a favorite of the day. This 2 mile loop takes you to 100 ft cliffs overlooking Sand Beach. We had to traverse rocks, and did a lot of exploring. I was not expecting the scenery, so I was...More

Thank GregoriousTraveler
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I thought that I will not be impressed, but this is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen kindly look at there website for more details and passes

Thank Global738319
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We did this hike last week with our 3 school aged kids. It was by far our favorite hike in Acadia. Beautiful views. There is a fair amount of scrambling over rocks which was fun for all - but, be sure you have good shoes!...More

2  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this hike! Fantastic views. Well maintained portion until you reach the section which brings you onto the beach. At this point, our our local friend returned to the parking lot and drove to the beach area lot to pick us up. We...More

Thank JC-Meg
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Take the time to do this. Entrance is on the beach, walk to other side of beach when leaving staircase from parking lot/restrooms and you will see a staircase for the entrance to the trail.

1  Thank smithez
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We parked at Sand Beach parking lot (at 9:30 am it was already crowded, we were lucky to find a parking spot). Walked down the steps and then walked to the far end of the beach, where the trailhead is located. We were a bit...More

1  Thank tinawilson22
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We took the free shuttle to the Sand Beach parking lot to do this hike. I highly recommend the shuttle because when we finished the hike back at the parking lot, cars were everywhere in the lot and up the road for at least 1...More

Thank Floran B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We missed entering this trail from Schooner Head Road so we started the trail at Sand Beach. The start of the trail was rocky and a bit steep but then was easy and well worth the effort for the beautiful views of the Atlantic, Sand...More

Thank heshjh2
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