Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Bar Harbor, ME

There are 6 dog friendly hiking trails in Bar Harbor. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Bar Harbor.

Pet Friendly Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park has been a popular destination for dog owners for generations. Whatever you love to do in the great outdoors, you'll find an opportunity at this stunning park. Whether you are into camping, hiking, or kayaking, Acadia is the place for you and Fido. You can even get involved in geocache, check out the wildlife, fish, skijor, and more. With over 100 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and three campgrounds open to pets, you may never have enough time to explore every corner of this park, but even a glimpse will last in your mind for a life time. See Details
Pet Friendly Bar Harbor Shore Path
Bar Harbor Shore Path Bar Harbor Shore Path is dog-friendly. More than a century old, this level walking path follows the shore of Frenchman Bay from the centrally located Town’s Ells Pier to Wayman Lane along the East shore. It passes one of Bar Harbor’s oldest inns. The coastal sights are great too, including views of the Porcupine Islands, Balance Rock, Egg Rock Light and the Schoodic Peninsula. Dogs are welcome on a leash on the path. It can be accessed all day. See Details
Sargent Mountain Loop Sargent Mountain Loop is pet-friendly. It runs alongside the water and across two of the highest peaks on Mount Desert Island, the largest island off the coast of Maine. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Witch Hole Pond Loop Witch Hole Pond Loop is pet-friendly. There are 150 miles of trails throughout Acadia National Park, and this trail is one of the most accessible for pups and their owners. Witch Hole Pond Loop is one of Acadia's famed carriage roads that’s perfect for a winter excursion. This five mile loop is rated as easy and can be completed in a couple of hours. See Details
Gorham Mountain Loop Gorham Mountain Loop is pet-friendly. If Fido is looking for a challenge, this hike cuts across the mountains and offers views of both the coastline and the surrounding peaks. Take a break at the 525-foot-high summit and soak in the spectacular autumn display. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail, too. See Details
Ocean Path Trail Ocean Path Trail is pet-friendly. For an easy yet beautiful way to see Acadia, hike this trail through old-growth forests that hug the Maine coastline. At just over 2 miles in length, this easy walk through the woods is great for all levels of hiker. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Jordan's Pond Located in beautiful Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond is considered one of the most picturesque areas in the entire park. Leashed dogs are welcome on the Shore Trail that loops around the pond, but they are not permitted in the water. See Details
Bass Harbor Lighthouse taken from the visitmaine website: "Built in 1858, this is one of the most picturesque and frequently photographed Maine lights. It sits atop a rugged, pink rock cliff surrounded by dark evergreens. Located on the southern end of Mt. Desert Island, it's a cylindrical tower attached to the keeper's house by a short, enclosed passageway. Grounds are open year round." There are so trails and rocks for dogs to climb down on and a few bluffs for great photos. Make sure you are wearing sneakers and not sandals as the rocks are a bit slippery with the dust and dirt on them, and those close to the water are slippery as well... PS a Coast Guard family lives in the keeper's house and asks that their privacy be respected. The light is visible from the end of Lighthouse Road in Bass Harbor or by cruise or plane.. There are 2 rest rooms located in the parking lot BUT there are no sinks in either. Please make sure to bring your own fresh water for you and your dog. See Details
Bubbles Divide Trail This dog-friendly, 1.5-mile hike is a quick way to access the iconic North Bubble, South Bubble, and Bubble Rock. Visitors can take two short spur trails to reach each summit with expansive views of Jordan Pond and the surrounding mountains. Managed by Acadia National Park.

The hike starts at the Bubbles Divide parking lot. Dogs must be leashed.
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