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    Cadillac West Face Trail

    Acadia National Park, Maine
    Distance0.8mi
    Elevation Gain1,170ft
    Trailhead Elevation333ft
    Top1,379ft
    Elevation Min/Max330/1379ft
    Elevation Start/End333/333ft

    Cadillac West Face Trail

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    Otisfield, ME
    Explorer | 35 pts
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    6/1/2017
    My boyfriend's brother took us on this trail. We did not know what we were in for. He also had his Great Pareneese Dog and his daughter who was in her 30's. I am 62 years old and OMG! I was on my hands and knees on part of the trail! It was the scariest hike I ever done. It had rain the night before and with my sneakers on it was so slippery. I will never do it again
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    Manhattan, NY
    Adventurer | 230 pts
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    8/28/2010
    Great hike, but because the bus also brings people up, it's pretty crowded at the top. It's also the most popular hike, which makes the trails pretty crowded as well. We found the other mountains much better in that regard. Having said t hat, there's some great viewpoints, specifically would recommend the Eagles Crag detour.
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    Schenectady, NY
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    8/3/2008
    This is an excellent, ridiculously scenic short day climb up to the summit of Cadillac Mt. Bring your camera, it is absolutely breath taking after about 0.6 miles up where you jump over some boulders. I went in the height of bar harbor tourist season in the middle of the day and I only saw three other parties on the entire trail. Alot of wild blueberries along the way to much on. Many places to just stop and chill and take in the view of ocean. Fairly steep ascent at 1.2mi to the summit but very clear, very little brush mostly just rock. Kid and pet friendly trail, no ladders etc. Alot of tourists that drive up at the top. Around 1500', est 2.5 - 4hrs w/ return.
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    Liverpool, NS
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    4/15/2008
    Definitely my favorite trail in Acadia. The views are "inspiring".
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    WEST NEWBURY, MA
    Adventurer | 295 pts
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    9/5/2003
    For the above average hiker/climber who's not afraid to take a little risk. Steep incline on rock face has you using hands on a constant basis as you climb (not hike) up the mountain. Be careful of water coming off the mountain as rock becomes extremely slippery as I lost footing once that I did not care to repeat.
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    USGS: Seal Harbor, ME; Bar Harbor, ME
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