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Cadillac Mountain West Face Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 1,309 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife 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

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Konstantin Gorokhov
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Brandon Bruce
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HikingRockyScramble

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Katie Lynn
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David Pulli
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HikingOff trailScramble

One of the lesser traveled trails in Acadia... - Difficult when wet and windy - Easy to get of course - Trail is poorly marked and maintained (according to ranger) - Not recommended to descend from peak in wet conditions - Not dog friendly Don't be fooled... yes the maps indicates it's the quickest trail to summit Cadillac, however the trail can be tough at times and is for experienced hikers only.

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Lisa Thiel-Wood
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Hiking

Nice less traveled trail. Steep and not very dog friendly

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T Reiter
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Rock climbingRockyScramble

This is one of the best trails hiked. I loved it. Felt like I was out west but with the beauty of Appalachia

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Bo Zhou
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Hiking

steep good footing are required. there top is not much to see. too many tourists.

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Karen Lou
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I’ve hiked this several times but never when it is wet because of those ledges trying to launch you into the pond far below. It is pretty much the steepest climb in the park. Go down the South Ridge if you can, it’s a beautiful view all the way.

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Lauren Coye
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HikingRockyScramble

Great rock scramble to the top of Cadillac! Took maybe hour forty five minutes with loads of breaks for pictures and rest. Beautiful whole way up. Some spots can be tricky. Don’t recommend for dogs as many loose steep rocks

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Sidharth Gupta
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the wilderness the boulders and the emerald lake

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Zach Jorgensen
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Lauren Olivola
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I went UP this trail today on a whim after completing the Conner's Nubble and Eagle Lake Trail next to Carriage Roads. This was very hard after all that and the views are totally worth it. You will need to be prepared to scramble and grip rocks with your hands. It's an incredibly steep climb. I went in the afternoon and the heat was on my back the entire time so definitely wear sunscreen. I then went down the North Ridge Trail once I reached the top. I do not recommend going down this trail.

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Nancy Rudolph
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Evan McVail
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Dawn Rueda
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Not so bad.

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Kevin Johnson
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HikingRockyScrambleWashed out

This trail is particularly slippery and dangerous the day after rainfall, it’s still doable but use caution. I think I would’ve preferred the South Ridge trail down.

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Aidan Vogel
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To all 18 year olds, pay the other reviews little to no heed. This trail is challenging, but very doable. It took my friends and me 50 minutes up and 35 minutes down. The trail is pretty well marked, but I recommend you bring a light source so you can see the paint on the rocks and trees if you do this trail for sunrise. I recommend a headlamp, not a flashlight so you can use your hands the couple of times you need to pull yourself up. Overall, fun and challenging trail.

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Taylor Boynton
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HikingRockyScramble

Pretty steep right from the get go, the rocks were wet when we did it, so it was a little difficult at times! Challenging but really fun climb with great views.

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Brian Trefethen
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Hiking

Great trail! A lot of climbing rock faces without any iron rails. Adrenaline rush and great sights of Pemetic and Jordan Pond. Not for the faint of heart

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Stefanie Gannon
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My husband and I hiked up this trail on 9/30/19. It’s approximately 1 mile up before it intersects with the South Ridge trail from where you ascend the summit of Cadillac Mtn. This is a very tricky climb, especially at the beginning. Prepare to rely on pulling yourself up steep granite rock (without the aid of iron rungs). I am 5’4” and it was a challenge at times, but if you are careful and pay attention to where you put your hands and feet you can get up these large rocks. They were a bit wet during our hike too. It took us 1hr and 45min to get to the top of Cadillac. And it was totally worth it! Enjoy!!

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