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Hiking on Schoodic Peninsula

 Alder Trail

easy, 0.6 miles (1 km)
Traveling amongst premier birding habitat, this trail leads from Blueberry Hill parking area to the start of Schoodic Head Trail.

Anvil Trail
moderate, 1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Rocky and steep sections mark this trail up the southeastern side of Schoodic Head.

Buck Cove Mountain Trail
moderate, 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
Beginning near the group sites in Schoodic Woods, this trail passes through forests and highbush blueberries to summit Buck Cove Mountain and continue up the north face of Schoodic Head.

East Trail
moderate, 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Ascending the east face of Schoodic Head, this trail has steep sections that will require some scrambling.

Lower Harbor Trail
easy, 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Following the coastline this trail wanders through pine forests, offering the possibility of viewing sea birds.

Schoodic Head Trail
moderate, 0.6 miles (1 km)
This rocky trail summits Schoodic Head from the end of Alder Trail.

Sundew Trail
easy, 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
This nature trail travels through dense forests near the coastline on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus. Begin near water tower or near the picnic Pavilion at the end of Jacobson Drive.


Biking on Schoodic Peninsula


Bike Paths – The bike paths of Schoodic Woods connect to the Park Loop Road of the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park.  The 8.3 miles of well-graded gravel bike paths echo the carriage roads on Mount Desert Island, down to the carved wooden signs.  In addition to adding to the 6 miles of the one-way Schoodic Park Loop Road that bicyclists have long been able to enjoy, these new paths provide an important connection between the east and west sides of the peninsula. That means bicyclists don’t need to ride on busy ME 186 to circle back to the Schoodic Woods Ranger Station if they decide to bike the Park Loop Road. The bike paths intersect with Buck Cove Mountain and Lower Harbor Trails, so visitors can combine a bike ride with a hike.  Be aware that The Buck Cove Mountain path is elevated more than the other bike paths.

Among the destinations you can bike to, as marked by the carved wooden signs:

Please go to these links to see maps of the Acadia National Park – Schoodic Bike Paths  or copy them to your locator bar.