Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop

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Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, ME that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.8 miles 1148 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

Directions from Trenton, ME: Travel over the causeway on SRs 3, 102 and 198. Bear right staying on SRs 102 and 198. Travel through Town Hill and then on through Somesville. Travel another 3 miles and you will see Echo Lake on your right. Park in the Acadia Mountain parking lot.


2 days ago

Beautiful views of Somes Sound that are worth the effort. Complete the hike with our children, ages 8 and 11. It left us in awe and tired.


18 days ago

hiking

I too added the Valley Peak making it 5.3 miles. Beautiful views, decent work out (not too long either)...and blueberries!!! ;)


1 month ago

hiking

Great. Added valley peak. But March - August part of the park here is closed for falcon breeding season.


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2 months ago

hiking

Great trails with fantastic views of the sound, even with a little bit of fog!


2 months ago

hiking

tricky and we'll worth the effort!


6 months ago

hiking

One of my absolute favorite hiking loops!


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1 year ago

This was the best and most challenging 2 hour hike I have ever been on. Amazing views.


2 years ago

I just did the Acadia mountain loop, but killer views for sure


2 years ago

hiking

We started a loop from the St Saveur parking area, past the summit, then across and over to Acadia mountain (or as I like to call it, the mountain of false summits). The views of Somes Sound are spectacular and the terrain is varied and interesting. There are many steep rocky sections, and we were surprised to see some young children on the trails-in sandals no less. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with strong soles, take plenty of water, and get ready for invigorating up and down hiking.


2 years ago

Nice hike. Some roots along the way. Shady in spots which helps on a sunny day. Well marked. Expected better views from the top.


2 years ago

This hike took us 3hrs to complete. We tackled St. Sauveur first, a great choice to get the blood moving and open the lungs. When we approached Acadia Mountain is felt like we were never going to reach the summit. Vertical climbs one after the other, definitely a challenge. Some areas are moist and buggy while others a sunny and hot with little or no breeze. As always reaching the top is the reward. If your looking for a challenging hike, give this one a try.


2 years ago

hiking

We did Acadia Mountain out and back today. This trail is just incredible in the fall. Not a difficult trail and meticulously groomed. The views from the summit are breathtaking. We hiked so many trails in Acadia and all of them are amazing, but Acadia Mountain is a 'must do' if you are visiting the park. It is only 2 miles out and back, so it is good for a nice afternoon hike.


2 years ago

hiking

We did a loop of Acadia Mountain and Mount Sauveur in May 2013. Acadia Mountain ascent was very nice and moderate. When we reached the summit, we were rewarded with the most spectacular views of Somes Sound in a beautiful spring day and bright sunshine. We spent some time on the summit taking pictures and just enjoying the most impressive views. Descent from the mountain to the start of Mount Sauveur was challenging with steep drop-offs: you have to be very careful. The Mount Sauveur part of the loop is running in the deep forest, a lot of roots and slippery after the rainfall. Very buggy at the waterfall. The views approaching the top are more rewarding than the views on the summit which are quite obscure. The descent is long and not difficult at all. It can take you about 4 hours to complete the loop if you are not rushing. The elevation of both mountains is around 690 ft.


3 years ago

hiking

Loved this trail! Breath taking views when you reach the top! When we reached the acadia mountain summit many people were suggesting for us to go back down the way we came, but we disregarded and went down the mountain to the waterfall overlook of Somes sound. The views on the way down were spectacular, just be careful of the steep rocky descend.


3 years ago

hiking

An okay hike the views going up and looping Vick down towards the water were great. Not my favorite trail but okay. There are some steep sections which could be tricky when wet though


3 years ago

hiking

Views of Somes Sound were beautiful - not my favorite trail tho. Definitely a moderate trail - descent was a bit steep but steps made it doable.