Champlain South Ridge Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine

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Champlain South Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,055 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 766 feet. The trail ends near Champlain Mountain (elevation 994 feet).
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Champlain South Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,055 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 766 feet. The trail ends near Champlain Mountain (elevation 994 feet). This trail connects with the following: Beachcroft Path and Champlain North Ridge Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 1.4
Elevation Gain: 766 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,055 feet
Top Elevation: 1,055 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Champlain South Ridge Trail
Parks: Acadia National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 412/1055 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1055/1055 ft

Champlain South Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Enjoy expansive views from the summit of Champlain Mountain and all along the open ridge, the closest to the ocean of all of Acadia’s ridges. At times you’ll see the contrast of fog rolling in over Frenchman Bay below and sun shining overhead, or storm clouds streaming in from the west as clear skies still prevail to the east.

On the Champlain North Ridge Trail early one morning, a
blanket of fog rolled in and enveloped the Porcupine Islands
in the space of a few minutes. Amazingly, the ridgetop trail
continued to be bathed in sunshine as the foghorns sounded
their warnings below. Another time, we started a late afternoon walk under sunny skies, but by the time we got to the summit a mile away, strong rain forced us to put on full storm gear from head to toe."

"Enjoy expansive views from the summit of Champlain Mountain and all along the open ridge, the closest to the ocean of all of Acadia’s ridges. At the southern end of the ridge, you may get glimpses of a great blue heron or turkey vulture soaring over a mountain pond known as the Bowl.

On the Champlain ridge early one morning, a blanket of fog rolled in and enveloped the Porcupine Islands in the space of a few minutes. Amazingly, the ridgetop trail continued to be bathed in sunshine as the foghorns sounded their warnings below. Another time, we started a late-afternoon walk under sunny skies, but by the time we got to the summit a mile away, strong rain forced us to put on full storm gear from head to toe."

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May 2018