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Wonderland Trail

Easy
 4.3 (48) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This is a very easy trail that is flat and extremely well-marked to an awesome ocean view.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Out and Back

50' 15 m

High

14' 4 m

Low

59' 18 m

Up

59' 18 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy hike to a beautiful view! There is even some tide-pooling to be had.

Stay on the trail, please. This park and especially this trail has many hikers, so keeping the impact down is as important as ever!

Overview

Head out on this beautifully forested, smooth trail to a breathtaking seashore viewpoint. This out-and-back hike gives a little taste of the varying ecosystems that make Acadia National Park unique.

Description

This trail is great for everyone! It is really short and flat, but it takes you to a really nice beach and if you go in the summer you'll find flowers along the majority of the trail.

Start at the trailhead. There is a fairly small parking lot which can be found full the majority of the day. If you continue down the trail, you'll go through the forest for a bit, but then you'll come to a fairly exposed stretch with ropes blocking of either side of the trail. There is little shade here, so for those who burn easily wear your sunscreen! Hike just a bit further through another treeline to the beach.

When you have had your fill of the view you can either turn around or take the loop around back to the original trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are lots of pretty flowers along the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Linda Ci

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  4.3 from 48 votes

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  4.3 from 48 votes
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Photos

A proper Acadian hello.
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
Caught the wave just right!
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
The ocean view!
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
Over on that peninsula is where Ship Harbor Trail is.  Another good one!
May 31, 2015 near Tremont, ME
A twisted pine on the Wonderland Trail. with permission from Andrew Stehlik
Jun 30, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Entry to Wonderland Trail.
Jun 30, 2016 near Tremont, ME

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Sep 22, 2022
Brian L
Sep 16, 2022
Audrie Trostle
Sep 9, 2022
Matthew Wolf
Sep 8, 2022
Kelli Rives
Sep 6, 2022
Cass MacDowell
Elevation lost - 276ft 1.5mi — 0h 46m
Aug 10, 2022
Jodi Schaefer
Easy trail. Ample roadside parking 1.3mi
Jul 20, 2022
Sabrina Rose-Smith
Jul 19, 2022
Karina Osipyan