Kurt Diederichs Climb

Acadia National Park, Maine

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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.
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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. This trail connects with the following: Schiff Path, Kane Path, Emery Path, Jesup Path and Beachcroft Path.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Acadia National Park
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: 839 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 95 feet
Top Elevation: 567 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Kurt Diederichs Climb
Parks: Acadia National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 95/567 ft
Elevation Start/End: 95/95 ft

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."

Recent Trail Reviews

4/22/2006
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One of my new favorites in Acadia - recently restored, it is an amazing feet of engineering and man power. Lots of cut granite steps, decent views. The day we hiked it we only passed one other person - a rare thing on Acadia's trails!



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