Hiked to the summit via the rocky Gorge Path in Sept 2011. Amazing views approaching the rocky treeless summit. Returned via the North Ridge trail.
Nice hike with family on a beautiful island.
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.
Climbed from the West Ridge. A rewarding and steep trail to beat the crowds.
Loved the park and the peak. Views a little obstructed from clouds but still wonderful. With the family
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.
Biked up and down the road a couple of times and hiked up once.
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.
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.
Had about 50-100 ft visibility. Cool area. Will have to come back to Acadia for sure and do some Kayaking.
I did the traverse over from Dorr Mountain. It was at sunset and the views of the ocean and Bar Harbor were really nice.
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.
Nice way to get some views for my first time in Maine.
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!
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.
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.
nice views, but pretty much all I can remember is the skunk by the campground at the national park.
Came here a couple of times. Good cycling and hiking!
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.
Nice peak, lots of people. Lots of stuff to look at.