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The Emery Path starts near Sieur de Monts Nature Center and follows dramatic stone steps partway up.


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556' 170 m

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82' 25 m

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474' 144 m

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Avg Grade (9°)

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Family Friendly Dramatic stone steps lend a fairytale quality to the Emery Path

Description

The Emery Path starts near Sieur de Monts Nature Center and follows a series of dramatic stone steps partway up the east face of Dorr Mountain. The steps, among the finest stonework in Acadia National Park, twist and turn up the mountain like a medieval stair master. The effort is worth it. As the steps open onto broad ledges, beautiful views of forests and meadows unfold to the northeast. As you climb higher, views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands also come into view. The higher you climb, the better the views become.

The Emery Path ends at the junction of the Schiff Path, which heads to the top of 1,270-foot Dorr Mountain, and Kurt Diederichs Climb, which heads back to Sieur de Monts Nature Center via the northern edge of the Tarn.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his .

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James Kaiser

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sittin' pretty
Mar 26, 2020 near Bar Harbor, ME
View of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands from the Emery Path
May 31, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
This is Emery Path. It looks tighter than it actually was.
Jun 19, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME
Impressive stone steps on the Emery Path
May 22, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
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Sep 6, 2023
Amanda Smith
Steep steps, but not tricky
Aug 20, 2019
Connecticut Hiker
Aug 15, 2019
Madyson VanHyll
9h 00m
Jul 1, 2019
Matthew Sullivan
Oct 26, 2018
Shana Allison
Sep 25, 2018
Barbara B
Emery path taken from homans path
Jul 4, 2018
TJ Tee
Jun 21, 2018
Colin McDonald
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