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My first hike!!! Amazing trail with breathtaking views. Wife and I had great fun.

Super easy trail, probably perfect for trail running. Amazing views. Doable for any skill level.

hiking
26 days ago

If you are looking for impressive views or good exercise, Acadia has dozens of hikes that are better. If you have limited mobility and do not mind being surrounded by huge crowds, the walk is enjoyable, but to be clear, you can get the same views from so many other hikes in this gorgeous park.

A good, but not great, hike. Good workout, but the overall views are better on other hikes like Bubble Rock or Pemetic Mountain or Beehive. An enjoyable day, but if you only have a couple days days in Acadia, I would recommend Beehive and the other hikes, and just drive up to the top of Cadillac for the view.

We took this down after ascending on Precipice Trail. Nice mellow hike compared to Precipice! (August)

Hiked this in 9/2016. Amazing views all the way up. Worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Simply Beautiful.

Made it back to the South Ridge early January for a sunrise visit to Cadillac -- easily continues to be one of the most beautiful, and one of my favorite, trails of all time. Based more-so on length than elevation gain (although there is still a fair amount!), I agree with the difficulty rating of hard. Do not attempt this trail in the winter unless you have proper winter and ice gear -- much of the the trail was completely coated over in ice and snow, and a lot of caution is necessary, particularly on the way down. It was also very cold and on the ridge, you are exposed to the elements. If you are prepared, though, then you're sure to have an incredible experience with some of Maine's finest scenery.

If a sunrise hike is in your plans for any season, be sure to have a headlamp or good flashlight. There are cairns and blazes along the ridge, but depending on the conditions you're in, they may be tough to see (if clear though, then easy to follow for the most part). Take your time and don't go off trail.

walking
3 months ago

Easy trail with beautiful views in early September. Enjoy!

Cadillac is a favorite spot of mine and I finally climbed it this year. I chose south ridge up and back to my parking spot. I wouldn’t say it’s a very difficult hike, a lot of the trail is above the tree line to exposed rocked and for the most part a small incline the whole way up. But it is long. Pack water and snacks, make a day of it and enjoy some time at the top before descending and if it’s sunny wear a hat or sunscreen! Cadillac mountain is a must see in acadia but hiking up it definitely a must do!

Probably one of my favorite hikes in all of acadia. Acadia trail was surprisingly short to the summit, not a very high elevation, but stunning views nonetheless. Then you go down just to come back up Sauveur. Now the summit of sauveur is nothing special...it has trees and there is no real view from the top. But the views on the way up are my favorite, great views of a harbor and fishing boats. Both trails together make for a pretty decent day hike

hiking
5 months ago

Another trail I could do again and again and never get tired of. It's got a bit of everything, including some climbing if you're feeling adventurous. We climbed down a rather steep little cliff/ path(?) to get to a stone beach surrounded by cliffs (mind the tide). There is a beautiful stack of granite slabs that broke away from three cliff face that completely captivated me. We went down to another stone beach that was all big bubble rocks. I would also recommend parking at otter cliffs and traveling the trail in reverse (with thunder hole near the end). This let's you avoid most of the traffic. In my opinion thunder hole is cool but we had much more fun exploring the cliffs on our own than standing on the steps with a bunch of people.

hiking
5 months ago

Can't say enough about this little trail! only down side was we did this first and then nothing could compare to the beauty, peace and diversity. Cliffs, forest, stone paths, rocky beach, raised wood paths and amazing views! We walked down on to the stone beach and when we went back to the main trail we walked into a deer quite literally. There was no one there. (it was a little after 1:30pm on a Friday) I could have stayed there all day and can't wait to go back. fyi great short trail for kids but would recommend keeping any eye on them near the cliffs. No kids? No problem! This trail can go from easy to moderate if you decide climb up and down the granite cliffs like we did. In short it could take you 45 min or from 1:30 to 4:00 if you want to climb around and explore... and you should definitely explore!

Hiked this trail in May 2015. One of the most memorable hikes on the East Coast. Beehive is another moderate but exciting trail for those who are not afraid of night or cliffs and in fairly good shape. This trail is longer but easier with amazing views!

Hiked on May 14, 1994.

Last hiked it on May 14, 1994. What can I saw that has not already been said by many visitors about this spectacular hike?

Enjoyed ourselves immensely. Could not of asked for better Maine-iac weather. Fog thicker than a wall, in 60mph winds (warm for October) made us soaked but it was a truly different experience even without a view (had to make the best of, end of tropical storm Nate)

The A. Murray Young Path is a tough path involving boulder hiking and at times, mild climbing.. the more direct path to the mountain is well signposted and relatively straight forward. Great views at the top.

It's a must do for Acadia park, but found a number of other trails in the park that I enjoyed slightly more. It's a busy trail, with a lot of people at the summit. Great views!

hiking
6 months ago

Took bus to Cadillac North Ridge Trail head and 3 hrs later reached mtn top. Physically demanding but enjoyable hike for sixtyish couple , active walkers. Stopped at “false summit “ and hawks nest to watch ranger activity. Wonderful view from crowded summit, cars buses etc. Took west ridge trail down but this was a real accomplishment for us and beyond our experience level. Plan ahead or come back down on the north ridge.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing oceanic views while hiking the rocks. Definitely a must.

I hiked this loop this past Sunday! Amazing fall foliage and beautiful views. There are some challenging areas where you need to lower yourself down rocky areas. Rewarding hike!

Great hike away from the crowds at Thunder Rock. Went on a rainy day, very peaceful but the mostly rocky trail gets a bit slippery so leave plenty of extra time. Although this trail is rated "moderate " here, a two mile section travels over the same route as the Beehive Loop which is rated "difficult" due to the vertical climb on iron foot holds, so review that trail's discussions before you go. There is a section of the Bowl trail that gets you around on an alternate route if you prefer (and definitely recommended if a rainy wet day!)

hiking
6 months ago

Fun hike. Fantastic views especially from the numerous short side trails to rocky cliffs. Very crowded at Thunder Hole where tourist busses dump people in droves. A substantial length of the trail is very close to the road. Nevertheless we throughly enjoyed hiking it on a beautiful October day.

hiking
6 months ago

good for a walk with the gorgeous views, but extremely crowded

hiking
6 months ago

easy trail with the amazing views.

Beautiful trail. Great views the whole time. If you want more of a challenge, also try the south ridge!

This hike was a good challenge, with beautiful views throughout. There's a place along the trail I would call a "fake summit", so don't be fooled. Once you reach that point you still have a ways to go to get to the top. Reaching the summit felt amazing, but it was really crowded with those who had driven up. The trail was well marked with blue blazes, as well as cairns and sometimes stone "walls" to help direct you in the right direction.

Great hike! Like someone else said, come prepared with sunscreen as most of the hike is exposed rock. I agree that the top with the tourists is not the calmest place to be, but the trail offers many opportunities to sit by yourself and enjoy the views.

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