Acadia National Park: Cadillac Mountain Loop

Take in craggy seaside views from the summit of 1,532-foot Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic coast, on this 4.4-mile loop.
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Take in craggy seaside views from the summit of 1,532-foot Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic coast, on this 4.4-mile loop.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.1

Waypoints

CNR001

Location: 44.378517, -68.229576

Ascend S, following blue blazes to stunning views of Bar Harbor and islands

CNR002

Location: 44.366669, -68.230751

Enjoy beautiful 360° views of Acadia's glacier-carved landscape plunging into the Atlantic

CNR003

Location: 44.364475, -68.231377

Climb steeply up 100 stone steps (unique to Acadia, built early 1900s) as you begin to parallel Park Loop Rd.

CNR004

Location: 44.352135, -68.223953

Summit of Cadillac Mtn.; grand view of Acadia's craggy topography and ice-formed coastline with dozens of islands dotting an endless blue horizon

CNR005

Location: 44.353184, -68.223557

Descend precipitously on Gorge Trail through the island's oldest granite deposits and talus to Gorge Path

CNR006

Location: 44.355824, -68.219124

Turn L @ 3-way; head N down Gorge Path Trail

CNR007

Location: 44.359215, -68.219933

While descending rock steps, look for cascading
waterfall on R

CNR008

Location: 44.361893, -68.22126

Cross log bridge or hop over large stones at stream crossing

CNR009

Location: 44.367649, -68.220505

Straight @ 3-way with Hemlock Trail on R

CNR010

Location: 44.372017, -68.221062

R @ fork on Gorge Path, passing Kebo Mtn.
on L

CNR011

Location: 44.372746, -68.221573

Gorge Path parking lot. Turn L; go .6 mi. up Park Loop Rd. to car