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    John Holderness reviewed Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    We did only the St. Sauveur half of the loop, starting at the Acadia Mt. parking lot and returning via the road between the two mountains. The hike up St. Sauveur is beautiful, though there are no distant views. The rocks and woods are lovely. The first part is steep and rocky, but not too difficult. It is its own reward. After the top of St. Sauveur, you come to a place with wonderful views of Somes Sound and the Northeast Harbor shoreline. Also rewarding. BUT, the trail continuing down from there is long, very steep, and difficult, with many opportunities to slip and fall. Granted we are older hikers, we are experienced, and anyone should take this part of the hike with great care.

    John Holderness saved Bald Peak Trail

    3 months ago

    John Holderness added still creek

    5 months ago

    John Holderness reviewed Still Creek Trail

    5 months ago

    This is a very nice hike through beautiful woods. Shady on a hot day, with a nice creekside picnic spot at the end.
    The AllTrails directions make getting to the trailhead more difficult than necessary. Just go to the Camp Creek campground just off Hwy 26 about Milepost 47. In the campground, take a right past campsites to a bridge, which is the trailhead, on the left over Camp Creek. Parking (for about 3 cars) on the right. on the right

    John Holderness completed Still Creek Trail

    5 months ago

    John Holderness added Acadia Hikes

    5 months ago

    John Holderness reviewed Abiqua Falls Trail

    5 months ago

    It's a great waterfall all right, and you can swim in the big pool below it, but it really is challenging to get to. The road (couple miles) off a pretty smooth gravel road is very rough to the trailhead, which is close to the end of the road and a gate that blocks it. Had no trouble in my Subaru Forester, but went slowly and took the potholes carefully. Parked by the white gate at the end. The trail starts about 50 yards back from the gate and small parking area. The trail is clear enough but both rough and very steep. Ropes along it are helpful going down and back up. The trail along the river is very rocky. Go left upstream when you get down to the river. The deep bowl with the waterfall into it is very striking.
    There are plenty of waterfalls in Oregon that are as beautiful and dramatic as Abiqua. For me, doing it once was an adventure, but probably too much trouble to repeat.

    John Holderness completed Abiqua Falls Trail

    5 months ago

    John Holderness saved Hoyt Arboretum Trails

    about 1 year ago

    John Holderness saved Salmon Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    John Holderness saved Cape Horn Trail

    about 3 years ago

    John Holderness saved Ramona Falls Trail

    about 3 years ago