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Pleasant hike, dog friendly, mild incline and right outside nyc. Would definitely go again

Trail markers are difficult to follow, and got off the trail multiple times. This is the most challenging and technical hike I have done in NJ. If you are not fit this hike will destroy you. The hike is more like 11 plus miles than the 9.9 alltrails.com states. We hiked with inch or 2 of snow. Beautiful hike and you can see the nyc skyline from a certain angle from top where American Flag is. The hike is up and down the entire way. It took us about 7hrs with stops and getting lost.

My husband and I decided to do this trail after a snow storm. It was icy, challenging and it gets a little tougher on the way down. The views are amazing

25 days ago

I have always enjoyed this trail. A nice hike up along a creek between Dorr Mountain and Cadillac Mountain. You eventually come to and intersection where you can continue down the back side of the gorge Via the A Murray Young path or you can summit Door or Cadillac mountains. Nice trail to hike after there has been some rain so the creek is flowing.

This is rough terrain, very hilly and rocky. It’s all uphill or down, with very few flat sections.

The surroundings are beautiful and you really a sense of being in the middle of a giant Forrest because the hills block views of anything man made for a good portion of it.

This late in the fall the leaves make staying on the trail tough, so keep an eye on the blazes to avoid missing turns.

Don’t go after a heavy rain

Beautiful hike, good way to see a whole section of the island in one morning.

I really liked this trail. Going up and down the hills was a workout, but the the landscape was beautiful. There were many good view points, some castle ruins, and a far away view of the NYC skyline that kept this trail interesting.

Absolutely my favorite hike in the park. It was gorgeous!

Went hiking on the Hidden Creek trail with my husband. It's a nice trail to hike. However, on alltrails, the map is different from the marked trail. you cannot follow alltrails map. you have to follow the marker. Some areas are not marked very well. could be better well maintained in some areas. Make sure to wear boots as some areas are extremely muddy. Overall wasn't bad for a nice hike after work.

Such an excellent way to make your hiking experience longer at Acadia. Start at the Beehive trailhead and work your way up the ladders and follow the trail through to the pond and up Champlain mountain summit. One of the best hikes in my opinion. Open views all around, and a great lunch spot at the pond before continuing on. Can connect to the Bowl and Gorham trail if you do not want to descend Beehive.

1 month ago

My favorite route to summit Cadillac. The first .5-.8 (rough estimate) is mostly flat then escalates into more of a boulder climb through the gorge before you break through the trees and finish the hike with stellar views all around Cadillac of the islands / ocean. This hike does regular basic physical strength, but whether you power through or take breaks it is a doable hike for a variety of ages. GREAT for hot and humid summer days, where you can escape the heat by hiking through the gorge then getting a great breeze at the summit. Just hiked yesterday for the first time in the fall and was even more pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was.

1 month ago

Definitely recommend taking Gorge Path to descend Cadillac Mountain - a beautiful and peaceful trail that appeared much less traveled.

It had poured the night before so many of the rocks that make up the trail were underwater, which required lots of crisscrossing from one side of the creek to the other and balancing on some very unstable rocks while trying to figure out a different path. Be prepared to get your feet wet and get creative in your navigation!

A great trail, whether one does all or part of it. Very challenging, over 1000 feet elevation gain in the first two miles of the hike to awesome views of the surrounding areas. I'd suggest going counter clockwise. The end of the hike is rocky and you'll be challenged to complete. I would agree that this is one of the best hikes in New Jersey. Highly recommended.

Really enjoyed this trail. Good way to spend a half day. DEFINITELY do St Sauveur up then Valley Peak trail to loop up with Acadia Mountain trail, then go down the less fun part of Acadia Mountain trail (but also easier to descend because there are steps down) to finish the loop. You get the better views on the way up and a better hike this way. You can do this by starting at the Acadia Mountain parking lot then taking St Sauveur trail to start or park at the St Sauveur lot and take the Ledge trail first (the latter option just adds distance and can be slippery when wet)

Nice and lovely. Not difficult but can be slippery.

The trail is across the street from the parking lot. It’s an easy trail with a few short rock scrambles but again not challenging. I would not consider this a moderate hike. Definitely take the blue trail first as it is the only real incline on the whole hike and leads you straight to a really pretty river and waterfall. The trail gets a bit funky after that when looping back. The way back is very easy and the overlook is ok. Recommend for anyone looking for an easy hike.

Great Hike! Juice it worth the squeeze!

Challenging and fun hike! Careful doing this hike if it’s too wet and make sure to wear hiking shoes.

lots of fun. make sure you take blue trail to see waterfall and lake!!!

One of my favorite hikes. Just enough to elevate the heart rate. Stunning views. 5-year-old handled well. OK for younger, in-shape dogs. Trekking poles recommended if you have knee problems, especially for the way down.

Ok hike. Probably had some nice viewpoints if it wasn’t cloudy and foggy

Hiked in September 2018. The description of the hike doesn’t match the mapped area and trail markers. So we followed the map downloaded from AllTrails and it worked great. I’d say it’s more easy than moderate. There are some nice viewpoints - Castle ruins, a water tower, nice lake, few streams with some waterfalls.
There are 2 parking areas, the one with directions from AllTrails has 2 portapotties. No ranger station, only trailhead with a map posted. Trails are clearly marked. We didn’t get lost as were following the app’s map.
A lot of people with dogs at the beginning of the hike. You can combine trails for various difficulties. Parking is tight but people come in and out all the time, as there are a lot of locals who just come to walk with dogs around the lake.

Exhilarating, challenging, exhausting, breathtaking

Be ready to get your feet wet!
Not sure why so much of the path seemed like we were hiking IN the stream.
Lots of water.
Beautiful path.

Hike is not too challenging from a vertical perspective but is definitely a narrow cliff side trail that has some tricky and dangerous spots that might not be welcome by all. Gorgeous views on the way up and back down. Recommendation would be start on the west side and hike up the cliff side and down the face.

The Patriot Trail is a good fast walk/run with some nice steep climbs. The detour to the waterfall is steep and good for the quads although the waterfall is really a brook. We went on a Saturday and we had it all to ourselves. Due wear hiking boots the terrain is rocky and the leaves hide them quite often.

This was a bit of a tough one on the knees and blisters galore! Totally worth it. The views aren’t bad but you really are doing this for the workout! Would definitely do it again. It was more of 11 miles from parking lot counterclockwise.

Climb is a bit tough - coming down tougher - Started raining - so skipped St Sauveur and came back via Man O War Truck road)

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