Dorr Mountain Loop via Ladder and Dorr South Ridge Trails

Bar Harbor, Maine

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Variety abounds on this circuit: Go up Dorr via iron ladders and rungs, come down the mountain’s open south ridge, and circle around via a relatively easy section of the Canon Brook Trail that may have been part of a pre–Revolutionary War route. This is one of a couple dozen hikes featured in the park service handout “Paths into the Past: Acadia’s Historic Trails.” This challenging circuit offers nontechnical climbing up iron ladders and rungs, panoramic views from Dorr’s open south ridge, and an opportunity to walk along historic routes, part of which may have been a Native American carry trail to Otter Creek. Beginning at the Ladder Trail, one of the most challenging ways up Dorr Mountain with its alternating iron ladders, rungs, and hundreds of stone steps, you immediately rise above the gorge between Dorr and Champlain Mountains, getting views of the Porcupine Islands to the northeast.
Hiking Acadia National Park

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Hiking Acadia National Park

by Dolores Kong & Dan Ring (Falcon Guides)

Variety abounds on this circuit: Go up Dorr via iron ladders and rungs, come down the mountain’s open south ridge, and circle around via a relatively easy section of the Canon Brook Trail that may have been part of a pre–Revolutionary War route. This is one of a couple dozen hikes featured in the park service handout “Paths into the Past: Acadia’s Historic Trails.”

This challenging circuit offers nontechnical climbing up iron ladders and rungs, panoramic views from Dorr’s open south ridge, and an opportunity to walk along historic routes, part of which may have been a Native American carry trail to Otter Creek. Beginning at the Ladder Trail, one of the most challenging ways up Dorr Mountain with its alternating iron ladders, rungs, and hundreds of stone steps, you immediately rise above the gorge between Dorr and Champlain Mountains, getting views of the Porcupine Islands to the northeast.

© 2016 Dolores Kong & Dan Ring/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bar Harbor
Distance: 3.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Dorr Mountain Loop via Ladder and Dorr South Ridge Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

8/6/2009
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Spectacular views of 270 degrees around ocean from Summit. (only Caddillac Mountain occludes from 360 degree view.) We traveled down from Summit to Cannon brook. Not much shade and hike almost entirely along rock ridge.



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