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Cadillac Cliffs Path

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0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 305' 93 m
Low: 169' 52 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Justin Mettlen

A cool spur trail off Gorham Mountain Trail across sea cliffs and caves.

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Features Cave · Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy scrambling over rocks and seeing the sea cave. While the trail features iron rings, they are little more the hand rails to assist hikers pulling themselves up a big step.

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This trail begins 0.2 miles in along the Gorham Mountain Trail at a historical plaque honoring Waldron Bates, who helped build many of Acadia's trails using stone stairs and iron rungs. The trail follows granite ledges along cliffs and next to an ancient sea cave. Along the way, you'll pass under two huge rock slabs leaning against the cliff face. After traversing several large rocks, use two iron rings to reconnect with the Gorham Mountain Trail.

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Oct 1, 2019
Katie Ribble
Took a bit longer than expected because it was so fun! 0.3mi — 0h 25m
Sep 27, 2019
Stephen Pack
Aug 27, 2019
Jeff Wadler
Wow
Aug 9, 2019
Kristin Overton
Jul 4, 2019
Allison K
0.3mi
Jul 3, 2019
Tariq Bamadhaj
Jun 28, 2019
Jessica Shea
Beehive to Gorham Mountain to Cadillac Cliffs 4mi
Jun 21, 2019
Urban Ranger
Great trail. Not easy as you need to be prepared to squeeze through some tight spots, but a lot of fun. 0.3mi — 2h 30m

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  4.6 from 11 votes

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The trail passes under this giant rock slab.
Jan 23, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Plaque honoring Waldron Bates at the Cadillac Cliffs Trailhead.
Jan 23, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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