This was my first experience with a vertical hike using iron rung bars for cliff ascension and I was not disappointed! A truly stunning climb with gorgeous views and adventure the whole way up. Not for those who have a severe fear of heights or vertigo. I would highly recommend this to anyone who truly enjoys hiking/climbing (not just trail walking). Definitely go up beehive for the climb and down bowl for the lake visit during descent.

Super fun trail, my wife and I hiked it with our 60lb Georgia Brown Dog John Henry. We had a blast the trail is really well marked and has some really fun boulder scrambles along the way. There are also lots of the classic Acadia granite steps along the way. There was one small section John Henry struggled going down, but he made it with some coaching. It clocked in at 3.36 miles for us. We went clockwise, but I think either direction would be just as fun. This is one of my favorite mountain climbs I’ve done in Acadia, and it was lightly traveled today (maybe due to very few ppl being around because of the pandemic).

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3 days ago

We hiked up Dorr ladder south trail first and then came down Dorr south ridge and canon brook. My husband struggles with heights and was able to do this hike easily. They weren’t lying when they said 2,000 stone steps in beginning. I have asthma and the beginning was pretty steep, so I did have to stop frequently on that first part but once we got to the ladders it wasn’t bad. Loved the trail coming down. Beautiful hike well worth the effort because the views are magnificent.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

This was a super hike done with family. Beautiful, beautiful views. So serene. We came down Razor Back and that proved to be a great decision! Cannot wait to hike it again.

Hands down one of the best hikes I’ve ever done!! If you have a fear of heights, pass. Once in a lifetime type of hike

Acadia never disappoints. For this hike you’ll go up over 1,000 stairs almost straight up the side of the mountain. There are also 3 ladders (this ascent is in the Ladder Trail). The first ladder is the longest and a bit scary, but I just said some choice words and climbed fast. The other 2 ladders are much easier. Like many of the peaks in Acadia, the top goes on for a long time. Lots of great lookouts and places to hang. On the way down you’ll take the Cannon Brook Trail. That part was a little boring until the pond. (You take a left onto this trail to complete the loop. I’ve read you can also go right, go up, see waterfalls, and check out Cadillac. I plan to return later in the week to check it out. ). The first half of this trail is strenuous but a LOT of fun... even that first ladder!!

Beautiful hike!

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rocky
7 days ago

Beautiful views! We found a waterfall off of the trail for a peaceful break near the bottom of Acadia Mountain. You can see the islands off of Bar Harbor from the top in the sky-blue water. Kind of a tough trail for families, but perfect for a pair as the trails can get narrow and rocky at times. Totally worth it!

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scramble
11 days ago

This is an amazing trail if you're willing to take things slowly. The views are amazing. The trail is an uphill climb involving metal ladders driven into the rock, and narrow cliff edges. This is definitely a trail where a good sense of balance is required. I did this with a group of 4 others, all varied skill levels, and we made it to the top in one piece.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail is short but one of my favorites- good steep workout and the views are beautiful

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rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Very easy flat trail around Jordan pond. There are better trails in the park but this was still nice for an easy stroll on the pond which was peaceful.

Moderate hike for me. Fun and lovely views. Lots of folks in summer. Wild blueberries were a treat. 2015

Super fun trail, with a little climbing! Certainly not a trail for younger kids and dogs.

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blowdown
29 days ago

Started the Great Notch trail at the top of Mansell with the cut through of Razor Back trail. Rounded it out with a nice easy hike around the pond. There is a lot of big blow downs from recent storms.

I am a little nervous of heights but the views are beautiful. Would do this again!

hiking
1 month ago

Super fun climb, and a view over sand beach!

Walked this trail October 2019. Crowded but beautiful and varied to keep the walk interesting.

wet and snowy

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