Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews
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Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Gravel roadside parking just south of the Tarn (lake) on Route 3 (south of the Sieur de Monts Park Entrance).

hiking
6 days ago

11 days ago

Good steady climb to beautiful vistas. Sturdy ladders are.part of the fun.

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14 days ago

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29 days ago

Very steep incline, but absolutely beautifully maintained and so very cool.

backpacking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

While a great hike, this trail is not dog friendly. There are ladders that need to be navigated that most dogs just can not handle. The summit can be reached via the Kane/Schiff trail

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Lots of stairs as advertised but beautiful views. The trail is very well marked and easy to follow. There are a few rungs and a ladder but easy to navigate. It was a lot of uphill hiking but worth the view. We went up the ladder and back down the south side. Less trafficked than a lot of other Acadia trails.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great hike fun for the kids lots of bouldering and steps...

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

So fun. Did it yesterday with my 2- 11 year olds. Went up the ladder and came down south ridge. Unfortunately fog rolled in so no views. But it was windy and exciting at the top. No crowds, a couple of ladders and rungs, many many stairs.

3 months ago

Fantastic hike. Not as busy as some of the others. Three metal ladders that you need to climb, and a very steep hike up stone steps for most of the trip to the top. Would put this in a "hard" or "moderate to hard" category, but so worth it. Fantastic views from the top. Hiked with kids age 10 and 12, an adventure for them but they enjoyed immensely. Would be tough trail for kids younger than 9.

hiking
3 months ago