Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail to Gorge Path Loop

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Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail to Gorge Path Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

hiking
2 months ago

Combination of Cadillac North Ridge trail (which we used to ascend), and Gorge Path (which we used to descend Cadillac Mountain).

Cadillac Mountain North Ridge: offers great scenic view of Acadia and the ocean. More or less no shade whatsoever. Involves some scrambling, but manageable (but trekking poles are helpful).

Gorge Path: a good option for descending the mountain since it provides shade. First ~0.4miles of the descend are a very steep scrambling (trekking poles strongly recommended). Afterwards, path descends less steeply, through the woods, and as its name suggests, follows a gorge (nice tiny waterfalls, a creek, etc).