Acadia National Park Hiking Tour

Acadia National Park Hiking Tour

Acadia National Park Hiking Tour

Prices

From $3,895USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

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Highlights

Explore the mountains of Maine on this exciting hiking tour or Acadia National Park

Experience two trips in one as you explore the rugged mountains and return to the beautiful Maine coastline.

Hike through the scenic mountains of Acadia and explore the forests, gorges, and glacial pools in the national park.

Look for birds and marine life while you paddle through the wilderness on a sea kayak.

Take in the spectacular views from your seaside hotel, the perfect way to end each day.

Spend six days exploring New England’s beautiful Acadia National Park on this guided hiking tour. Your expert guides will take you on the best trails the park has to offer, from challenging mountain trails to scenic beaches along the coastline.

You’ll be amazed by the difference between the charming coastal town of Bar Harbor and the scenic granite mountains of Acadia. During this tour, you’ll be climbing Dorr, Cadillac, Penobscot, and Gorham Mountains. Then, take to the water for a sea kayaking where you’ll explore remote bays in protected coastal waters. After your daily adventures, you’ll be returning to Bar Harbor to enjoy the famous New England hospitality (and lobster rolls!). The Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park is unforgettable each step of the way.

Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Acadia National Park

Meet the group early at the Bangor airport. You’ll have breakfast and then make the hour drive to Acadia National Park.

You’ll start your hike along a carriage road to Witch Hole Pond. In the afternoon you’ll be hiking the Sieur de Monts Springs area where you’ll discover mountain springs, plank bridges, and beautiful views. After the hike, you’ll check-in at the hotel in Bar Harbor.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bar Harbor
Distance
7.4 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 Hike up Dorr Mountain

Start your day with a stroll through the harbor and a short walk along the Bar Harbor shore path. Then you’ll head back to the park and start your strenuous hike up Dorr Mountain. The scenery will be spectacular from the top, as well as on your descent as you walk through the gorge between Dorr and Cadillac.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bar Harbor
Distance
5 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Cadillac Mountain Hike

Your hike today will be up Cadillac Mountain. As you climb, the odds are good that you’ll see wildlife, especially the birds of prey that frequent Eagles Crag.

On the way back you’ll take a lunch break at Featherbed pond before returning to Bar Harbor.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bar Harbor
Distance
7.4 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Sea Kayaking Adventure

This may be a hiking tour of the mountains, but no trip to New England is complete without getting out on the water! Today you’ll go on a sea kayaking excursion. There is no experience required as you’ll receive instruction and will be kayaking on the protected western side of Acadia.

The areas of Blue Hill Bay or Western Bay are less busy and offer a great chance to paddle in a remote area that is away from the open ocean. In the afternoon you can explore charming Bar Harbor, relax at the hotel, or wander a trail on your own.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bar Harbor
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Penobscot Mountain Hiking

Your hike today will begin from Jordon Pond House where you’ll pick up the trail to climb Penobscot Mountain. The climb is steep and offers beautiful views of the Cranberry Isles, a smattering of islands in the deep blue sea.

Reward yourself with a snack at Jordon Pond House on your way back into town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bar Harbor
Distance
7 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Climb the Beehive and Gorham Mountain

Your last day already! Take the trail from Sand Beach and start the challenging hike up the Beehive. The track gets so steep that certain points have iron rungs to help your ascent. The views from the top are fantastic, especially in the fall when the trees are deep red and golden.

After this thrilling climb, you’ll walk over Gorham Mountain, and then loop back to Sand Beach. You’ll have time for a final lunch by the sea before returning to Bangor.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
5 miles
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in Acadia National Park is run as a private tour for your group only and the price is fixed per person. Please note, that the prices below might vary based on the season, accommodation availability and other factors.

The prices below are per person:

  • Guided groups of 4+: $3,895USD
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Accommodation on the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park

This tour is based in 3-star hotels. The hotel offers comfortable rooms in stunning seaside locations.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room where possible (please enquire about the pricing). Solo travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

Bar Harbor Inn in Bar Harbor

This impressive sea-side hotel offers comfortable rooms, an outdoor pool, beautiful grounds to explore, and incredible views of the bay.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park?

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners and are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Bangor are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included as outlined in the itinerary. Round trip transport between Bangor and Bar Harbor is included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttle
  • Half-day kayak excursion
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Bangor
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Beverages both non-alcoholic and alcoholic
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, or hotel staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour can be arranged in advance.

Frequenty Asked Questions about Acadia National Park Hiking Tour

How hard is the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This trip includes daily hikes up to a maximum of 7 miles. Some of the trails include steep climbs and some challenging footing, as well as sections where you may have to use your hands for balance. No technical skills are required, but active hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need to tip my tour guides?

Tipping in the United States of America is customary, but much appreciated. It is recommended to tip 10-20% for exceptional service.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park?

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners and are included in this tour. Please note that your non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Bangor to start this tour?

You can fly to Bangor International Airport (BGR), where you’ll meet the group and your shuttle to Bar Harbor. Please note that this tour begins in the morning, and depending on the time of your flight, you may need to arrive the day before your tour and spend the night in Bangor.

Is the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park end?

This tour ends with a drop-off at the Bangor International Airport (BGR).

Are equipment rentals included?

Yes, all the equipment required for your kayak excursion is included.

Is the Hiking Tour in Acadia National Park family-friendly?

Yes, this tour welcomes families with children 14 years old and up. Children should be capable of completing all included hikes.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States of America?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to the United States for this tour?

The best time to travel to Maine for this tour is July and August for the warmest weather or October to appreciate the fall colors.

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Prices

From $3,895USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 3/5. This trip includes daily hikes up to a maximum of 7 miles. Some of the trails include steep climbs and some challenging footing, as well as sections where you may have to use your hands for balance. No technical skills are required, but active hikers will be able to get the most out of this tour.

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