Explore the most popular waterfall trails in Acadia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a great trail, but I disagree about it being suitable for dogs on a leash. It is very rocky and steep in places, really not suitable for dogs on leash. You may fall trying to navigate the dog and yourself. Off leash is better but since this is in the park, that is not an option. Best advice: leave the dog home for this hike.

Pleasant walk around the lake with lake views almost all along the way.

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

Great trail with beautiful views of the gorge and fall colors along the way. Started at the top of Cadillac Mountain (that’s where the GPS took us) and hiked down the mountain. Was tough going down and by the time we got to the bottom, we were exhausted and no way were heading back up. Found some other tourists from Alabama that drove us back to the top, thank you! My suggestion is to be prepared to either hire a shuttle service be prepared for 7.4 miles of climbing as it’s fairly steep steps and climb the whole way. Quads are still burning! Beautiful hike though!

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7 months ago

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

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7 months ago

beautiful day today! clear, cool weather, trail in great shape with nicely placed rock. small amount of water along the way. ended at top of cadillac.....people!

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7 months ago

Perfect trail to bring my pup on!

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!

The Anvil trail is difficult in some areas. Trails are poorly marked . An overall good hike.

I did the Acadia to Saveur sequence. But would absolutely go back to do that in reverse. You can't go wrong, and then head into SWH for a bite/coffee!

Seemed like a hybrid management between the town and nps. Very easy trail around a small reservoir. Same as walking my dogs in southern ct. Not Acadia quality. Didn't really understand this hike.

This was the best hike I've done thus far. It has the best views!

Great hike! Low key traffic compared to most hikes in Acadia, which is nice. Amazing views of the Sound throughout the hike. Definitely recommend. Challenging in some areas.

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9 months ago

An amazing job of trail building. The last section up out of the gorge to the summit of Cadillac Mountain is steep and has a few places where you need to use your hands to scramble up through the slabs and boulders.

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9 months ago

This was a great trail! The difficulty level was as advertised. Some rock crawling involved, but nothing that requires real strength. Saw some cool snakes on the way up! This is my favorite way to summit Cadillac.

Well-earned scenic views; if you're doing both stop along the sound on Mt. Sauveur before continuing to the summit (no real view from the top).

The Acadia mt trail is definitely going in my top 5 for the park. Its hard, great workout, amazing views. The rocks are slippery though. I took the fire road back and it was still between 3-4 miles.

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9 months ago

Great trail for the adventurer. I would rate it more a hard trail then moderate but well worth the effort. Many rocks to climb and very steep at parts. Has rock scramleing as well. The top is incredible and offers different ways down. Awesome and a must do.

Just did this hike with my wife and two sons. My eleven year old handled it well. The views are stunning so take a camera. It is a great workout and worth the two hours or so.

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9 months ago

Great gorge path down from Mt Dorr and Cadillac.

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9 months ago

Chose to take this route down from the summit of Cadillac Mt. to get some different views than we did on the way up. We loved the trail! As a 22 year old with her parents in their fifties, we were able to navigate this very well marked trail down the mountain. Definitely recommend if you take North Ridge up, and want to switch it up a bit on the way down! Similar boulders as times, but nothing too challenging. In August there was no waterfall, (we were told there would be) but still totally worth the hike! Lovely trail.

My favorite hike that I did on my trip to Acadia. Not empty but vastly less crowded than similar hikes on The Loop. Beautiful views from both peaks. The ascents are hard; like many trails in Acadia, the designers didn't much care for switchbacks. Worth the effort.

10 months ago

We thought it was a lot closer to hard than moderate but this was a good climb. Pace yourself, take your time, and enjoy the scenery - this is a special hike. We had a good ascent with not a lot of traffic on the way. Beautiful views close to the Cadillac summit.

One of my favorites hikes of all time. The pink granite amongst the falls are heavenly.

Acadia mt is awesome every side of the mountain has a different environment

Nice hike but leave your dogs at home.

Beautiful rocky trail, turned onto A. Murray trail......a must do......

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