Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop

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Acadia Mountain and St. Sauveur Mountain Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt 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.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,167 feet Route Type: Loop

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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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rocky
2 days ago

Excellent hike, was only able to go up to the peak and come back down as the party I was with could not handle the full loop. The view at the top is absolutely breathtaking and even just that is worth it.

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rocky
2 days ago

Excellent hike, was only able to go up to the peak and come back down as the party I was with could not handle the full loop. The view at the top is absolutely breathtaking and even just that is worth it.

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5 days ago

Great trail with excellent views and a great mixture of terrains and vegetation.

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rocky
9 days ago

Great trail, lots of ups and downs

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9 days ago

We did this hike with our 7 & 9 year old daughters and our 1 year old vizsla-lab mix and it was the favorite of our vacation. Areas of the trail involve some steep climbing and you have to be careful of foot placement but the views are worth it!

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10 days ago

So much fun!! loved the big rocks, the view too! Do this! It’s for sure hard but a lot of kids on this trail!

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rocky
16 days ago

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1 month ago

My husband said it all! Fun hiking!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. A good variety of terrain and the climbs were a good workout. A few spots where 3 points of contact were needed, but overall not bad. As with most trails here mosquitoes were prevalent but the views are outstanding. I will say I think the mileage is off a bit. My GPS said 4.4 miles which did include about .1 in back tracking.

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1 month ago

Lovely wooded trail with views of Somes Sound - love that there are so many interlinking trails at Acadia - some people went back via the Man O War Brook Trail and others of us continued on for a bigger loop!

Nice hike, parking lot spaces available and only ran into 4 or 5 other hikers. Quick changes in elevation so will get a workout. Added a portion of valley trail to add on extra mile. Wonderful views with only a couple of mosquitoes encountered.

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1 month ago

Fantastic trail. Difficult, but not too hard. It’s an extremely rewarding trail. Rocks can get slippery so make sure you wear appropriate shoes. One of the best at Acadia no doubt.

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rocky
2 months ago

Excellent trail near Bass Harbor away from the main rush of the park. Not a lot of parking near the trailhead, though. Sauveur is definitely doable with a dog, but from the end of the Man’o’War road to Acadia’s top might be too rough for one unless they’re okay being airlifted up the side of a rock wall. Would also recommend against attempting on a rainy day - a few of the rock faces on the backside of Sauveur are a little slick when damp. In summary: doable when drizzling, doable with dog, avoid if it’s drizzly AND you have a dog, haha.

2 months ago

Hiked and ran this trail, very nice!

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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)

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9 months ago

very nice views

hiking
9 months ago

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.

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