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Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop

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Acadia National Park

Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Desert, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 1,167 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Rocky Scramble
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Acadia National Park P.O. Box 177 Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0177 Phone: 207-288-3338 Shipping Address Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609-0177 More information: http://www.nps.gov/acad/contacts.htm Maine Office of Tourism, 59 State House Station , Augusta, ME, 04333-0059, Phone: (888) 624-6345

Directions from Trenton, ME: Travel over the causeway on SRs 3, 102 and 198. Bear right staying on SRs 102 and 198. Travel through Town Hill and then on through Somesville. Travel another 3 miles and you will see Echo Lake on your right. Park in the Acadia Mountain parking lot.

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Nancy Rudolph
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Daniel Phillips
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Russell Gillen
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Nikola Vidnovic
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James Green
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zalman katanov
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Kaitlin Shorkey
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Joseph Farias
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Debby Franklin
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We did this yesterday ( counter clockwise ) beautiful views and forest . It’s been a little rainy / foggy so there is a lot of moisture on some rocks .. made some scrambling down a bit slick in spots, but manageable. People near us came across a big buck ( we only saw him as he was running away ) .. overall great hike, some fun climbing up and down rocks .. highly recommend !

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Eric Wright
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Great hike, did the trail counter clockwise with Climbing Acadia first. Great views atop Acadia and great views just prior to summiting Sauveur (peak of sauveur doesn’t have any views). Got to the parking lot around 7:30 and only one or two other cars but by the time we left there were several cars parked along the roadside. Some rock scrambling and steep areas but not a terribly difficult trail.

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Linda Marie
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Also did this route counter clockwise as others suggested, St. Sauveur first and then Acadia Mountain. Took maybe 3 hours but went leisurely pace stopping for many pictures. Would take maybe 2 hours if booking it. St. Sauver was beautiful trek through the woods, with some short trees section, lots of moss and foliage in early Oct. I would rate this part moderate. The Acadia Mountain section I would rate hard as you had to climb up for a while, but nothing too crazy. It would be difficult with dogs. The top has a gorgeous water view, that we were fortunate to see when the fog cleared for a few minutes. This is a GREAT option to avoid crowds at Cadillac mountain and Jordan Pond. We saw only a few groups/ppl the entire time. Parking is limited but you could probably find a spot on the street at most times and just walk a bit to the trailhead.

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Krysten Elektra
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Did this trail after Precipice, so we set the bar high for the morning. Did it counterclockwise as some suggested, def the way to go. Much easier on the knees. 3 good lookout spots on the trail. Mostly shaded. Definitely some rock scrambling. Pup loved this trail! Very peaceful and definitely a lesser trafficked trail. View from Acadia was wonderful.

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Kenny Legan
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We did this hike first before entering the park as it’s a bit separate from everything else. It was a great starter hike to help us get the lay of the land. We went counter-clockwise as others suggested (St Sauveur to Acadia) and it was enjoyable. A lot of the views come after St Sauveur, not much beforehand.

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Isaac Fernandez
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Rachel Koch
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Sharon Waxmonsky
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Great trail with a lot to see

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Catherine Miller
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Counter-Clockwise. Coming down Acadia is definitely tough on the knees. Some great views of Somes Sound.

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Sara Nelson
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Great hike with amazing views of Somes Sound. We did Acadia Mountain first and the summit was a great place for lunch. The saddle between Acadia and St Sauveur offer great views. It took us 2:45 with a lunch stop and even a quick swim at the Outlook. Enjoy.

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PB Reviewer1
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If doing the loop go up Acadia to St Sauveur- if you head up St Sauveur go past it towards Acadia to get a nice view. Don’t do this hike if it has rained - lots of rocks

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Gina Salerno
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Great hard rewarding trail loop! Our Apple Watch said it was closer to 5 miles.

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Mackenzie Slane
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This is a tough trail despite how short it is. Definitely wouldn't recommend for brand new hikers or when it's wet.

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Anna Barry
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Loved it! Hiked up before sunrise (it was too foggy to see much on the top of Acadia Mtn) but beautiful hike overall. Fair amount of rock scrambling so be prepared. Definitely wear shoes with good traction for where the rocks are a little slippery.

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Katherine Baker
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This was a great hike with beautiful views! We had a lot of fun navigating the rocky terrain. We did Acadia mountain trail first and then St Sauveur. The best views are before you reach the top of Sauveur

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Lynette Cornell
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Anthony Carroll
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Great gradually inclining trail with amazing views. Decent is pretty steep but doable.

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William Slattery
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Great trail! It was challenging - not impossible - and had a lot of diversity and great views. Feel free to explore off the route as well!

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