Cadillac South Ridge Trail and Eagles Crag Loop Professional Review and Guide
"One of the longest trails in Acadia, this hike provides fine views along Cadillac’s open south ridge, the chance to see raptors soar at Eagles Crag, and a pleasant place to rest on benches along a mountain pond called the Featherbed. First described in an 1870s guidebook, the Cadillac South Ridge Trail has long been an important part of the extensive trail network on Mount Desert Island.
Like the Cadillac North Ridge Trail, the South Ridge Trail is a gradual climb, but it has the advantage of not coming close to the Cadillac Mountain Road until near the end. The trail, which can also be picked up via an extension from the Blackwoods Campground, begins by going over a few log bridges and ascending gradually. At 0.9 mile it reaches the junction with the south end of the 0.3-mile Eagles Crag Loop."