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A scenic trail that twists and turns to the top of Dorr Mountain


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

1,232' 375 m

High

570' 174 m

Low

662' 202 m

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11%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Starting from the intersection of the Emery Path and Kurt Diederichs Climb, the Schiff Path starts out deceptively gentle. As you head south across Dorr Mountain, you'll follow a series of long, gentle stretches. Through the trees there are glimpses of Frenchman Bay, the Porcupine Islands and the rounded peak of Champlain Mountain due east.

At the intersection of the Ladder Trail, however, the Schiff Path begins a sharp ascent to the summit. First you'll head up a series of impressive stone steps. Then the trees will thin out and you'll head up a series of exposed granite ledges. Keep your eyes out for the Bates cairns that mark the trail, and take time to enjoy the terrific views below. As you climb higher you'll be able to see Egg Rock Lighthouse peeking out from behind Champlain Mountain. The Schiff Path ends at the intersection of Dorr North Ridge Trail, which heads south to the summit of Dorr Mountain.

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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View of the Tarn and Frenchman Bay beyond from the Schiff Path
May 31, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Schiff Path has beautiful views from its pleasant tread. I never knew how much I could love rocks!
Jun 19, 2017 near Bar Harbor, ME

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