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).
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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