Wonderland Trail in Acadia

The 1.4 mile/2.25 km (round-trip) Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine is filled with a variety of settings that are unique to this coastal area. We recommend that you take your time while walking so you won't miss them. Plan on at least one to two hours. Once at the ocean, there are several spots to sit and enjoy, each providing its own special view. Consider taking a nice picnic lunch and, especially, something to drink. Please keep in mind that the ocean level can vary considerably all along the coast of Maine. You may want to refer to a Tide Chart for reference. There is a small parking area next to 102A where you must leave your car. Seawall and Seawall Campground are less than a mile to the northeast on Route 102A. The 1.3 mile/2.25 km Ship Harbor Nature Trail is very close to this location to the southwest between Wonderland Trail and the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. This is well-worth exploring as well.

Refer to the Hiking Safety Tips page for suggestions and rules while hiking in the park. Be sure to "leave no trace" by taking your trash and other throw-aways with you for discarding.

If you have a pet with you, please read the following document about requirements: Pets in the Park

The closest village to this location is Bass Harbor where you will find restaurants, convenience stores, gasoline, boat tours, etc. depending upon time of day and season.

Wonderland Trail GPS:
Latitude 44.233636; Longitude -68.320198

Check out Places to Stay - Lodging Options.

Weddings: Visit the weddings section for information about having a wedding ceremony within Acadia National Park or elsewhere on MDI or in any of the nearby villages and towns.

Wonderland Trail Location Map


  • Park Headquarters: (207) 288-3338
    P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Wonderland Indeed!

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherIf you were wanting to discover a quiet oceanside place on the rugged Maine coast in Acadia, this just might be the one that you are looking for. You will go through a forested setting that will eventually open to many gorgeous views of the landscape and ocean. This is like a fantasy world of discovery for the family. Be sure to take some water and some bug repellent just in case. One of the great advantages today is that, with your smartphone with GPS and Google Maps or the like, you can see where you are in real-time along the trail.

Acadia and Bar Harbor Resource Guide