Kurt Diederichs Climb is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 95 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 839 feet.
Kurt Diederichs Climb Professional Review and Guide
"This steep-stepped trail is one of four ways up the rugged east face of Dorr Mountain, providing a connection to the history of memorial-path building of the area, as well as to the ever-spectacular views atop the third-highest peak in Acadia. Starting near sea level at the outlet of the Tarn, a mountain pond, the path ascends nearly vertically.Arguably the most difficult way to access the summit of Dorr Mountain, Kurt Diederich’s Climb takes you up 450 feet in only 0.5 mile, averaging nearly 100 feet of elevation gain for each 0.1 mile, to a junction with Schiff and Emery Paths (Dorr Mountain East Face Trail). By contrast, the rest of the way up to the summit, 1.0 mile on Schiff Path and 0.1 mile on Dorr South Ridge Trail, averages only about 70 feet of elevation gain for each 0.1 mile."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
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