Champlain South Ridge Trail

Acadia National Park, Maine 04664

Distance1.4mi
Elevation Gain766ft
Trailhead Elevation1,055ft
Top1,055ft
Elevation Min/Max412/1055ft
Elevation Start/End1055/1055ft

Champlain South Ridge Trail

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, Champlain North Ridge Trail and Beehive Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides)
Dolores Kong & Dan Ring
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"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." Read more
"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." Read more

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Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
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Dog-friendly
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Acadia National Park
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Dec 2018