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Great Head - Acadia National Park

A scenic 2 mile hike along the ocean at Acadia National Park in Maine

Hiking Easy

3.3 km
97 m
101 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
4 m
High Point
45 m
Great Head - Acadia National Park Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be easy. It's not remote, it features low exposure and is typically done between March and November. From a low point of 4 m to the maximum altitude of 45 m, the route covers 3.3 km, 97 vertical metres of ascent and 101 vertical metres of descent.


Park at or near Sand Beach at Acadia National Park, walk along gorgeous (but crowded) Sand Beach, then begin this loop around Great Head and enjoy the views of Sand Beach and the rocky coast line.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and November


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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