Dorr and Cadillac Mountains Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

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This loop leads to the highest point on America’s east coast and the most comprehensive view of Acadia National Park. Before scaling Cadillac Mountain, the journey includes a scenic climb up and over the bald summit of Dorr Mountain and a short scramble through a narrow notch that picturesquely frames the distant ocean. The return trek winds down a flat, open ridge, passes a long a series of cascades and flumes, and concludes near the edge of a wetland teeming with wildlife. The hike, 6.5 miles in length, has significant elevation change and a couple of rugged sections to ensure that you earn all of the many rewards along the way.
Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast

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Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast

by Jeffrey Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

This loop leads to the highest point on America’s east coast and the most comprehensive view of Acadia National Park. Before scaling Cadillac Mountain, the journey includes a scenic climb up and over the bald summit of Dorr Mountain and a short scramble through a narrow notch that picturesquely frames the distant ocean.

The return trek winds down a flat, open ridge, passes a long a series of cascades and flumes, and concludes near the edge of a wetland teeming with wildlife. The hike, 6.5 miles in length, has significant elevation change and a couple of rugged sections to ensure that you earn all of the many rewards along the way.

©  Jeffrey Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 55 feet
Top Elevation: 1,532 feet
Local Contacts: Acadia National Park
Local Maps: USGS Seal Harbor
Driving Directions: Directions to Dorr and Cadillac Mountains Trail

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