Cadillac Summit Loop Trail

EASY 40 reviews
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Cadillac Summit Loop Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

views

rocky

walking
3 months ago

Nice views but you won’t lack for company. Parking is horrible during peak times.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice and easy, but if it's cloudy visibility can be seriously limited.

4 months ago

lovely sunrise today but very busy. The loop is nice and easy to do

hiking
4 months ago

Kind of crowded considering the tour buses dropping off mad loads of people every hour or so. Though its better to go off the trail on your own away from the crowds and find a nice spot to sit and have lunch.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This was a crowded spot. Had an 8 hour overnight drive here and parked here at 430 am to watch sun come up from top of mountain. Very beautiful. Hiking this area is recommended as well.

hiking
6 months ago

3 stars because of how many people their were that just drove up, unlike us who hiked it up.

6 months ago

Easy and scenic trail which is good for all ages

hiking
6 months ago

Probably the most "touristy" part of the park, but worth the crowds as the area atop Cadillac is gorgeous and great terrain for the older kids to run off and explore.

hiking
6 months ago

Sorry hike with great views. Kids loved climbing on ask the rocks. Get here early to avoid some of the crowds.

7 months ago

very pretty trail, great for dogs.

8 months ago

Did this one today with my 10 month old daughter in a carrier on my back. She loved it. Even though it's a quick .4, still wear good shoes for traction as its rocky in some areas and you could easily trip.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing views

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

An easy half mile paved loop around the summit of the highest mountain on the Eastern Seaboard. It is also the first place in the United States to see the sun between October 7 and March 6. We caught a 5:09am sunrise in July, getting there a little early for a good spot. We were treated to an amazing show! And once people quickly clear out, you pretty much have the mountain to explore on your own (including other trails like Cadillac South, North and Gorge). We came back up to see the wonderful views at the end of the day as well!

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Visit in the early morning or just before sunset when the light accentuates the pink granite of Cadillac Summit. Paved aggregate walkway from the parking areas, there is plenty of room to find a solitary rock to reflect. One of the must do's in Acadia!

walking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

A short easy trail (mostly paved) around the top of Acadia's highest peak, and possibly the best view in the park. There are several interesting plaques that offer information on the geology and the history of the area.

Get there early. The parking lot fills fast. There are bathrooms at the gift shop.

walking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Beautiful
I love it

7 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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