Cadillac Mountain Climber's Log

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sredfern - May 28, 2013 8:40 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Rainy run to the summit  Sucess!

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.


joseyinnet - Mar 26, 2013 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 1997

family vacation  Sucess!

nice views, but pretty much all I can remember is the skunk by the campground at the national park.


forgues9999 - Feb 18, 2013 9:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Great 360 degree view

Came here a couple of times. Good cycling and hiking!

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 31, 2013 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

Famous Cadillac  Sucess!

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.


THalky - Jan 31, 2013 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012

Nice views  Sucess!

Nice peak, lots of people. Lots of stuff to look at.


ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 3:18 pm

Always 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...


Redwic - Sep 18, 2012 12:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2012

Another NP Highpoint  Sucess!

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.


Ibswoha - Apr 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Sunrise on the Atlantic, Sunset on the Atlantic  Sucess!

Took a little sidetrip to Acadia after hiking the "100-mile Wilderness." Spent a couple days hiking around the area and trying to avoid the burgeoning masses of windshield tourists that plagued the island. What an amazing area. Love the rounded, pink granite boulders surrounding the island. Great trip with an awesome sunset and subsequent sunrise on Cadillac.


Flattlander - Sep 22, 2011 4:42 pm

Sunrise  Sucess!

We were in Acadia, we figured it was mandatory.


BrianChase - Aug 22, 2011 5:02 pm

yep  Sucess!

Sunrise blessings


RickOShea82 - Aug 6, 2011 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

Beautiful  Sucess!

I have been several times but took my kids up this most recent time. They had a blast. Love the view from the top of Cadillac. Absolutely beautiful.


jjdubs - Feb 9, 2011 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Tough Drive!  Sucess!

Heading back down to Massachusetts from Katahdin, we took the scenic route.

All said, it took roughly 18 hours to get from Maine's highest point the the Atlantic coast's highest point.

What a weekend.


TrappedInNJ - Nov 14, 2010 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008

Awesome Views  Sucess!

Hiked in from the north side, amazing views of Bar Harbor and Frenchman's Bay.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 22, 2010 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2010

Drive Up  Sucess!

Tough drive up on a beautiful fall day.


YEM - Aug 26, 2010 12:53 am

The Easy Route

A fun drive and ramble to the top with my wife. It's easy to escape the crowds, they don't go far from the parking lot.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jul 9, 2010 5:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Maybe Not the Smartest Thing I've Done  Sucess!

Look at that date. If you're looking for solitude, maybe hitting a popular tourist destination like Bar Harbor, Maine isn't the smartest thing to do on the fourth of July. Throw in near-record breaking heat and the only sand beach around (within the park boundaries), and you have a prescription for huge crowds. Regardless, we hiked very early in the morning and didn't see anyone until near the summit. The hike back down was crowded, even for the tough trail we selected (Cadillac West Face). --mark d.


Cortez - Jun 19, 2010 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

North Ridge Trail > Gorge > Dorr  Sucess!

Early Morning hike up Cadillac. The summit was not as crowded as usual. Clear day w/ great views.


jtellis - Mar 18, 2010 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2004

first hike in acadia  Sucess!

beautiful hike, though i didn't realize there was a road to the top until nearly at the summit.


dawson83 - Oct 28, 2009 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2007

sunrise  Sucess!

I was the first person in our glorious country to feel the beautiful sun on my face this day. One of the most beautiful things iv seen in my life.


birdhead - Oct 4, 2009 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

North Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up and back on the North Ridge trail. Fog and light rain completely obscured the summit view. It was still a nice hike with beautiful fall colors.

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