Best Running in Maine

Looking for the best running in Maine? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Maine. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Walk the Bar Harbor Shore Path

    The Bar Harbor shore path is a simple walking trail that runs along the eastern shore of Mt. Desert Island. There's little to no elevation change since it's on the water's edge, but the views of this picturesque harbor are always worthwhile. Despi...

    1.5 miles 30 ft gain

  • Camp at Mount Desert Campground on Somes Sound

    Being in the center of Mt. Desert Island, you are just a quick drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.This campground offers waterfront and off-waterfront sites.  The waterfront is right along Somes Sound and offers amazing views at anytime ...

  • Watch the Sunrise from the Marginal Way Trail

    Park near the Oceanside Oarweed restaurant or any other public spots on the cove's peninsula. Marginal Way is a nicely paved 1.25 mile out and back path, perfect for a morning walk or run on the rocky coast. Catch fishermen, lobstermen, and recrea...

    2 miles 70 ft gain

  • Hike the Carson Trail in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    Pull into the well marked Wildlife Refuge off Port Rd. There's several official building as well as an interpretive center and bathroom very close to the parking lot.The only trail, the Carson Trail, is feet from the parking area. It's an extremel...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Bridle Path through the Madelyn Marx Preserve

    After crossing the Mousam River on Western Ave, see signs and gravel pull-off areas for parking at the Bridle Path trailhead. The Madelyn Marx Preserve is a greater part of the Kennebunk Land Trust home to many preserves in the area (So look for K...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike Hawk Mountain

    1.4 mile Out-and-Back trail hike is family friendly and provides spectacular views, especially at sunset. Trail closes right after dusk though, so be careful to not wander too long. Turn onto Hawk Mountain Road, and drive until you see the parking...

    2.2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Black Mountain Resort

    Start at parking-place, make it to the top and chose a route to hike back down. Beautiful views lay in front of you, for you to enjoy. This is a half day hike, full of nice places on the way to have lunch at, or just to enjoy and walk by. Enjoy th...

    3.1 miles 1312.3 ft gain