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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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Sara Nelson
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HikingGreat!

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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Lucie L.
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Very nice hike, great views over Somes Sound. Quite an easy climb. Did Mt Sauveur first then Mt Acadia. The description mentions a waterfall, for some reasons we missed it. Did it on Sept 01st, on our third day in Acadia National Park.

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Brittany K
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Loved this trail! I brought my pup along he’s a champ! A lot easier to take this trail up Acadia first, especially with a dog. I only had to pick him up a few times, but it was an awesome hike. Challenging yet a lot of fun and spectacular views!

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Olga Sh
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Absolutely magical! With the fog, this looked like it was out of an actual fairy tale. The rock slabs, with the pine needles and mossy areas were so beautiful, and the views of the ocean and surrounding forest cannot be beat. There are a few steep bits, but overall not super difficult, we did the whole loop in 2 hr 45 min at a leisurely pace and with stops for snacks and view gazing. It's not as packed as the more popular trails (Precipice and Beehive), but get here early as there are noticeably more people by 9am. The best views are the ones on top of Acadia Mt or just before the Sauveur Mt summit, but it's very windy, so lunch with caution. Overall my favorite hike in Acadia!

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Daniel Nudelman
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Angela Kaon
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HikingGreat!

Quick ascent to the peak of Acadia Mt. Pretty views of the Somes Sound. Then went down these steep rocks (felt like descending was more challenging). Saw a regatta take place across the Sound which was a highlight. Looking back could have just done Acadia Mt to shorten the hike as the views from the St. Sauveur were not as exciting in comparison.

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Kaye Dandrea
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Jordan Valentine
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Kristi R
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Loved this trail. A little hard to decide which way was the way we were supposed to go but either way would have been good. Great different views and nice trail.

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Ken Chang
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Great view! Not too difficult

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matthew loitz
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Clockwise for sure. Great views and solid 4 mi loop with two peaks and unique vegetation compared to some other hikes.

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Ashlyn Ferguson
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One of my favorite hikes in the entire park! I recommend doing the loop counterclockwise to have views in front of you. The st. Sauveur side of the hike was much tamer than Acadia mountain, but you get a good mix of rock scrambling as well as a casual stroll!

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Cole robertson
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Great views of somes sound with light scrambles at the top of Acadia mountain. Saw many yachts and boats. Most hikers would find this trail at the equilibrium of enjoyable and challenging.

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Shani Leichter
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Acadia, St Sauver, Valley Peak. 6 miles. Great hike. Challenging but very doable. Lots of amazing views on the first half and the dip at Echo Lake after is perfection. Did the loop clockwise scramble down Acadia and scramble up St Sauver. My very agile dog did great!

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Arthur Cheokas
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Great hike! Views from the top of Acadia Mountain were better imo.

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Hayes Gardner
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Love the view of Somes Sound. Great to just sit and enjoy for a bit. Climb wasn’t too hard, and not busy at all. Really nice.

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Isaac Moussan
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Did it clockwise. We found it fun and challenging and great exercise

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Linnea Harding-Scudder
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OK trail - not something I’d recommend. We went bc a park ranger said this was her favorite trail and we were let down. Views on top of Acadia are great but not a personal favorite, there are better trails in Acadia!

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Lisa S
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Glad for the counter clockwise recommendations - definitely seemed like the better route. Amazing views and beautiful breezes at the ridges. Nice to put your hands on some rock but not too crazy of a climb. Also nice that it wasn’t crowded. Highly recommend.

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