Cadillac Summit Loop Trail

EASY 24 reviews
#24 of 128 trails in

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
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

views

rocky

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days 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
8 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

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

14 days ago

Easy and scenic trail which is good for all ages

hiking
19 days 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
23 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

very pretty trail, great for dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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!