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Duck Harbor Mountain

Isle Au Haut, ME
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Somewhat challenging hike up Duck Harbor Mountain

This somewhat challenging but short hike to the top of Duck Harbor Mountain and back down is well... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Patricia P
Pretty easy climb with great views

Getting to the trailhead is the hardest part. Actually getting to the island is the first step... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
kenmccaz
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Rochester, Minnesota
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A good hiking mountain in the lovely Isle Au Haut.
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  • Very good14%
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This somewhat challenging but short hike to the top of Duck Harbor Mountain and back down is well worth it. The views are great. It does require some scrambling and close attention but is very doable.

Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Getting to the trailhead is the hardest part. Actually getting to the island is the first step. Using the Mailboat is easiest. If you are o the island and have transportation (car or bike) then drive the island road to the private road leading to...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

A small island, 7 miles off the mid-coast region of Maine, is a secret get-away destination. With miles of trails, and many coves and beaches to explore, it offers a nature lover the ideal retreat. Isle au Haut has very few people on it, and...More

5  Thank charmhogan
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Duck Harbor Mountain is quite a challenging hike, but it is worth the effort. The view from the summit is lovely. However, there is so much else to see on the Isle au Haut. Once I hiked up Duck Harbor Mountain, I continued on the...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Duck Harbor Mountain might not seem like much statistically, at barely over 300 feet, but you can see ocean on 3 sides and the hike to the top is a lot of fun as well. It's not the easiest hike but it's not far and...More

1  Thank runhaags
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

There is a small section of Acadia National Park on an island called Isle au Haut, located south of the main body of the park, and only accessible by ferry from Stonington. Featuring the same, or even better, scenery than Mount Desert Isle, and without...More

1  Thank GreggSt_Louis
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We had perfect weather (hasn't been a lot of that this summer!) for a day trip to Duck Harbor. We caught the 10am ferry from Stonington and arrived sometime around 11 and picked up the 4pm return. We brought along a light lunch and ate...More

2  Thank DebLee1035
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

We were camping on Isle au Haut and had an amazing time. There are only 5 campsites and they are all complete with a 3 sided shelter, fire pit and picnic table. Its very private and many of the sites have excellent views. There is...More

1  Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

In summer the Isle au Haut ferry goes to Duck Harbor in Acadia National Park, which includes the southern half of isle au Haut. A small campground there requires advance reservations from the National Park Service. For the rest of us it is a great...More

6  Thank jim738
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Reviewed 5 September 2014

Duck Harbor over the mountain: light scrambling to phenomenal 360 degree views; down the backside to stunning views of a dark blue sea, deep blue sky, black rocks, white waves. Trail is decently marked with blue signs and cairns -- there is a little hunting...More

3  Thank WorldSki
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xxxasia
30 May 2015|
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Response from Lynne_n_Steve |
Hi, we just got back from a few days hiking and biking on Isle au Haut. My understanding is that in late Sep, there is no ferry to/from Duck Harbor, where the spectacular trails, including the Goat and Cliff trails are, so... More
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