Kurt Diedrich's Climb

Bar Harbor, Maine

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This steep-stepped trail is one of four ways up the rugged east face of Dorr Mountain, providing a connection to the history of memorial-path building of the area, as well as to the ever-spectacular views atop the third-highest peak in Acadia. Starting near sea level at the outlet of the Tarn, a mountain pond, the path ascends nearly vertically. Arguably the most difficult way to access the summit of Dorr Mountain, Kurt Diederich’s Climb takes you up 450 feet in only 0.5 mile, averaging nearly 100 feet of elevation gain for each 0.1 mile, to a junction with Schiff and Emery Paths (Dorr Mountain East Face Trail). By contrast, the rest of the way up to the summit, 1.0 mile on Schiff Path and 0.1 mile on Dorr South Ridge Trail, averages only about 70 feet of elevation gain for each 0.1 mile.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

This steep-stepped trail is one of four ways up the rugged east face of Dorr Mountain, providing a connection to the history of memorial-path building of the area, as well as to the ever-spectacular views atop the third-highest peak in Acadia. Starting near sea level at the outlet of the Tarn, a mountain pond, the path ascends nearly vertically.

Arguably the most difficult way to access the summit of Dorr Mountain, Kurt Diederich’s Climb takes you up 450 feet in only 0.5 mile, averaging nearly 100 feet of elevation gain for each 0.1 mile, to a junction with Schiff and Emery Paths (Dorr
Mountain East Face Trail). By contrast, the rest of the way up to the summit, 1.0 mile on Schiff Path and 0.1 mile on Dorr South Ridge Trail, averages only about 70 feet of elevation gain for each 0.1 mile.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 3.2
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 150 feet
Top Elevation: 1,250 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Kurt Diedrich's Climb

Recent Trail Reviews

4/22/2006
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One of my new favorites in Acadia - recently restored, it is an amazing feet of engineering and man power. Lots of cut granite steps, decent views. The day we hiked it we only passed one other person - a rare thing on Acadia's trails!



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Apr 2018