Great Head

Top choice Hiking

in Acadia National Park

Jutting out to sea on the eastern side of Sand Beach is the forested headland known as Great Head. A trail loops around the headland, providing spectacular views of the craggy coastline and the pounding surf hitting against the rocks below.

It's a fairly easy hike through forest then out along the exposed rock face; the distance is a little over a mile for the entire loop. You can access the trail from the far (eastern) side of Sand Beach.