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Gorham Mountain
Bar Harbor, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Gorham Mountain Trail
Looking up the Gorham Mountain Trail

Route: Otter Cliff Road, Park Loop Road, Gorham Mountain Trail

Back up plan for a sunrise hike, since the road closures made Cadillac a bit out of reach.

Park Loop Road was rather icy, but I was able to boot it with caution.

Gorham Mountain Trail had lots areas of black ice, exposed ledge, and snow. Microspikes would probably be okay, but I didn't put them on due to the ledge still exposed in places. Trail is also difficult to follow with snow on the ground, as it's blazed/marked for summer use.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Gorham Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Parking Elevation: 60'
Time to Trailhead: 00:07
Destination: Gorham Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 70'
Summit Elevation: 525'
Vertical Gain: 480'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:39
Hike Vertical Gain: 540'


The Gorham Mountain Trail trailhead
The Gorham Mountain Trail trailhead

The sunrise from Gorham Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from Gorham Mountain

Looking at Cadillac Mountain from Gorham Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Cadillac Mountain from Gorham Mountain




Directions to trailhead: In winter, from Bar Harbor, take Route 3 south, then take a left onto Otter Cliff Road. Otter Cliff Road is generally plowed to Park Loop Road (closed in winter). There is a parking lot on the right, just prior to reaching Park Loop Road. Continue on foot to Park Loop Road, taking a left and heading north to the Gorham Mountain Trail parking lot and trailhead.



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