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Moderately difficult trail. Wear good shoes

This is a great hike. We walked the gravel path first to the beach and we were the only ones on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Loved this Trail! Lots of bang for the buck

Great hike up to the top for great views of Somes Sound. It's not a huge, epic hike, but the views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra S
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Fernald Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike. We walked the gravel path first to the beach and we were the only ones on the beach when we got there. Then we climbed the mountain on the way back. I think this is the best way to go....More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hike up to the top for great views of Somes Sound. It's not a huge, epic hike, but the views and the hike are terrific. Keep going down to Valley Cove to put your feet in the water. Loved the actual trail--steep at the...More

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short, fairly easy hike, yet you get to the top of a mountain. We hiked on a misty, foggy morning and still got some incredible views when the breeze blew the mist away. I imagine it would be spectacular in the sun....More

Thank PattiAnnWestford_MA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to do Flying Mountain because it is relatively easy. It's one of the shortest mountains, but the view of Somes Sound is so lovely that it is worth the trip. Parking is scarce, though, so I would recommend going either very early in...More

Thank ashleyepstein
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Another relatively easy hike with very rewarding views of Somes Sound after a short climb. Very enjoyable.

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Cloudy/ foggy day, but still a great loop to hike with kids. Easy to slightly moderate, sneakers for sure and hiking sticks if you want them. Loved this trail!

Thank DennehyA
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We climbed this relatively short mountain on a sunny day in June. It is short but pretty steep climb - no rungs or scrambling, just stairs and constant incline. From the top, the view is gorgeous! Totally worth it. We chose to descend via the...More

1  Thank STF27
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great family hike with outstanding views! There are some steep parts and big steps but my 3 yr old and 64 yr old mother in law made it just fine. Not many trails where you can see a view from a mountain...More

Thank TravelingMatt190
Reviewed 20 May 2018

lovely trail with pretty view, short time on the clock - 30 minutes leisurely up and back with stop at the top

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This trail is short, easy to moderate, has great views of Somes Sound, and ends at the very pleasant beach at Valley Cove, where we saw eagles riding the air currents along the cliff.

1  Thank Wanderin_Mike
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Sandra S
25 September 2017|
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Response from TskMinn | Reviewed this property |
Lots of roots across the trail would make rough footing and there are some high steps up and down rocks to get to and from the summit. Certainly not a difficult climb but it might not be paw friendly.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
Remember, the island is not that big. Pick a campground that you like best for the overall amenities or for proximity to the island shuttle bus system. Flying Mountain Trail doesn't connect to much else; I wouldn't camp... More
4 August 2016|
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot it's probably about 15 minutes to the top for a reasonably fit adult or older child, then another 20-25 down to the cove. The fire road from the cove back to the somethingparking lot is about 10 minutes.