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alynchTook the easy way up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2016
Drove to the summit due to time constraints. Sunrise was amazing, and I admit there is value in increasing accessibility for more people to enjoy these places.
Posted Nov 15, 2017 3:51 pm

JRaphaelsonWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2017


Climbed from the West Ridge. A rewarding and steep trail to beat the crowds.
Posted Sep 12, 2017 4:26 pm

JonodoDrove up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2017


Loved the park and the peak. Views a little obstructed from clouds but still wonderful. With the family
Posted Jul 30, 2017 5:52 pm

wannabepeakbaggerFew ways
Date Climbed: May 21, 2017


Hiked up a few different ways in the last couple weeks. North ridge, south ridge, and Gorge Path. Also drove up. A little less than 2 hours round trip for north ridge. Something to note is that the wide open area with the small loop path is not the summit. The true summit is in a closed area with radio towers and a security fence, but the open area is the next best.
Posted Jun 3, 2017 11:50 am

nannerbotsAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2013
Biked up and down the road a couple of times and hiked up once.
Posted Oct 25, 2016 11:21 pm

JowDrive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016


So weather less than stellar no views from top but did have better luck elsewhere in park. Anyways just drive up since with wife and 2 yr old, his first summit I think from parking spot to top.
Posted Oct 2, 2016 6:37 pm

JkellsDeathly Cadillac Rain Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015


What appeared to be a light sprinkle at the bottom of the climb turned out to be a torrential downpour at the summit. Not only did the rain pick up heavily, the temperature sure did drop. If the rocks were not slick and the visibility reduced to 15 feet, this hike would be quite enjoyable. However, the weather definitely got the best of us and we surrendered at the peak. Freezing and dressed poorly, my girlfriend and I had to ask two women to kindly drive us back down to the base.
Posted Nov 28, 2015 8:51 pm

harborFoggy  Sucess!


Had about 50-100 ft visibility. Cool area. Will have to come back to Acadia for sure and do some Kayaking.
Posted Jul 16, 2015 3:25 am

David MortensenCadillac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

David Mortensen

I did the traverse over from Dorr Mountain. It was at sunset and the views of the ocean and Bar Harbor were really nice.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 10:59 pm

tioga4 Summit Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2014


My wife and I started at Sand Beach and climbed over the Beehive, Champlain Mtn, and Dorr Mtn and then to Cadillac. I loved the hike, especially with the ocean and bays below as that gave a new sight that I had never seen hiking. We finished going down the West Face Cadillac trail which is incredibly steep! We ended at Bubbles Pond and let the bus take us back to our campsite. In all, we did about 8 miles.
Posted Sep 21, 2014 8:07 pm

kevinsaCadillac Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014


Nice way to get some views for my first time in Maine.
Posted Sep 14, 2014 8:52 pm

wanderweg83Cadillac Mountain  Sucess!


I hiked this one, while my roomate drove the road to the top. We both made it in time for the sunrise. Beautiful views in every direction!
Posted Apr 23, 2014 10:07 am

huskertriguyShort Acadia Sample  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013


Busy summit with all the drivers, but the views were well worth it. Most visitors probably take the road as the trail was not crowded at all.
Posted Jun 14, 2013 12:47 pm

sredfernRainy run to the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


I was in town for a friends wedding and needed a place to run so I decided to run up the southern trailhead from otter bay. A nice 3.5 mile run each way and the weather looked to be finally clearing after days and days of rain. The granite trail was more like a stream so I found myself tiptoeing my way up to avoid getting soaked and getting hotspots, but that was futile. By about half way up the views were mildly obstructed by receding fog but it was still beautiful looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. Then another band of rain came with its associated fog, shrouded the summit and proceeded to rain on me all the way up and back down which seems to be all too normal for me when summiting mountains.

The run was nice though I would have liked to have been able to experience the breathtaking views most people get treated to from the summit.

Oh yeah, if you want to actually find the geodetic marker for the summit do NOT go to the viewing area where the crowds are. Go behind the little snack stand and up the hill where no one is, you will find a rock plateau with the geodetic marker.
Posted May 28, 2013 8:40 am

joseyinnetfamily vacation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 1997


nice views, but pretty much all I can remember is the skunk by the campground at the national park.
Posted Mar 26, 2013 4:13 pm

forgues9999Great 360 degree view
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


Came here a couple of times. Good cycling and hiking!
Posted Feb 18, 2013 9:41 am

Jimmy RiversFamous Cadillac  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

Jimmy Rivers

Nice sweeping views of the coast and surrounding peaks from the top of Cadillac. Lots of tourists, dogs and fat people up there too, who can't make the hike up. As a whole, Acadia area, though busy, still a great place to visit.
Posted Jan 31, 2013 8:07 pm

THalkyNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012


Nice peak, lots of people. Lots of stuff to look at.
Posted Jan 31, 2013 8:03 pm

ajberryAlways a pleasure  Sucess!


Repeatedly. One of the great things about Acadia is the scale of the place -- it's easy enough to hike right across MDI's tops in a single day. Always a joy -- such lovely rock...
Posted Oct 27, 2012 3:18 pm

RedwicAnother NP Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2012


I had wanted to visit Acadia National Park for many years; I wanted to see what all of the hype was about. I still do not know what all of the hype was about, but I was able to make this side-trip to the highpoint of the park (as well as the county). It was a short hike to the possible contenders. I also visited the nearby gift shop and more-popular lower hill which definitely has better views.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:46 am

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