Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail Loop

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Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2303 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The true summit is to the left where the South Ridge Trail opens onto the gravel access road. Look for 2 survey benchmarks established by the US Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1856 and the 1954. The South Ridge Trail is a gradual climb, but it has the advantage of not coming close to the Cadillac Summit Road until the end. The trail briefly descends to a small pond called The Featherbed, where there is a wooden bench for taking a break and enjoying the pond.

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Amazing but difficult. Definitely assess how you feel at the summit because the following loop has you descend and ascend almost the entire mountain again

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12 days ago

I started this trail at The Blackwoods Campground. I made it to the summit in around two hours with a few breaks along the way to take in the scenic views. It took around an hour and half to come back. I wouldn't consider this a technically difficult trail, but definitely takes some endurance.

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16 days ago

Great challenge, go counterclockwise on the loop to save the big views until the end. Cheater parking available at the top.

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I am heading up there in a few weeks. I will be going solo. Anyone going up there around that time please reach out to me at ramblers_guide on instagram