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Acadia Mountain Trail

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Length


1.5 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


517' 158 m

Ascent

-620' -189 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

679' 207 m

High

77' 24 m

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Shared By James Kaiser

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One of the best trails on the western side of Mount Desert Island, with great views of Somes Sound.

James Kaiser

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Acadia Mountain is one of the best hikes on the western side of Mount Desert Island, offering terrific views of Somes Sound. The trail starts directly across Route 102 from the Echo Lake Ledges parking area.

From the trailhead follow the trail a short distance through the woods. Turn left at the T-junction, continue through the woods, and cross a dirt access road. Soon you'll scramble up a steep, rocky rise that marks the ascent towards the summit. Open views will soon start to appear, and they get better the further you hike. Continue past the summit and follow the trail as it drops nearly 600 feet in half a mile.

From the base of the mountain, you can follow Man O' War Brook Road (a dirt access road) back towards the trailhead. When you're finished with your hike, consider cooling off with a refreshing swim at Echo Lake Ledges.

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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Oct 5, 2018
Nikki Ferrante
Sep 3, 2018
Michele Stamm
1.5mi
Sep 1, 2018
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Acadia/New England/Maine/NB trip (with Jiaxin) August-September 2018.
May 26, 2018
Maggie Krueger
Jun 26, 2016
Walt Fromm
13h 00m
Jun 4, 2016
Ana García Muñoz
May 15, 2016
troy loining
Apr 18, 2016
Kris Parks
Challenging hike up and down the mountain, but all worth it for the amazing panoramic views at the top! 1.5mi — 1h 30m

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