Acadia National Park – Gorham Mountain Trail and Thunder Hole


Gorham Mountain Trail is one of the more popular hikes in Acadia National Park. It’s listed as moderate with some minor rock scrambles. The trail is one mile in length to the 525 foot summit with spectacular views of Sand Beach and Great Head.


I had read about The Cadillac Cliffs Side Trail in a guide before leaving for Maine and I decided to scope it out when we went on this hike. After the kids impressed me with the rock scramble at Great Head a few days back and then them begging me to take this side trail I decided to give it a go. They did great although it did probably take us nearly an hour to traverse the 0.3 miles.


Afterwards we left the Jeep right in the same lot, as parking can be competitive in Acadia, and crossed Park Loop Road and took the Ocean Path to Thunder Hole. Sad to say we didn’t hear the thunder while we were there. The tides were high but the weather had been real mild the days before. Word is if conditions are right (rough), the waves crash into the hole and make a sound akin to thunder, hence the name.

Below is a highlight video of our hike, be sure to stay tuned as we take to the water next in our latest adventure. Thanks for stopping by.


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