Ladder Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Alternating between iron ladders and stone steps, the Ladder Trail is one of the most challenging ways up Dorr Mountain, via the precipitous east face. From the gorge between Dorr and Champlain mountains, just south of the Tarn, the Ladder Trail immediately rises to the west up stone steps and switchbacks. You soon get views of the Porcupine Islands to the northeast. The trail takes you by a huge granite slab, and then through a cavelike crevice with low-hanging juniper. Soon, you’ll reach the first iron ladder, a creaky but secure 10-step structure with four handrails to help you up. Then there’s a 5-step ladder with two handrails bolted into the rock face. The trail next takes you among cavelike boulders, some with strange, triangular rock overhangs. One such overhang looks like a giant fish head."
--Dolores Kong & Dan Ring, Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides).
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