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Acadia Mountain

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (41) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This forested loop up Acadia Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the park with great views.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Loop

677' 206 m

High

81' 25 m

Low

657' 200 m

Up

656' 200 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Family Friendly A manageable distance with great views and a mountain summit to conquer!

Overview

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 just north of the Echo Lake Ledges parking area.

Description

From the trailhead, follow the Man O' War Brook Fire Road a short distance through the woods. Turn left at the T-junction onto the Acadia Mountain Trail, continue through the woods. 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, follow the Man O' War Brook Fire 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 his help with this content. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his .

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Shared By:

Zander Göpfert with improvements by Chris Orsulak

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  4.7 from 41 votes

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Photos

View from Acadia Mountain.
Mar 21, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Acadia Mountain Summit
Aug 23, 2016 near Tremont, ME
From the peak of Acadia Mountain. September 11, 2016.
Sep 12, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Sunset near the Summit of Acadia Mountain
Jun 17, 2019 near Tremont, ME
Coming down the Acadia Mountain Trail.
Jun 30, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Acadia Mountain Trail.
Mar 24, 2016 near Tremont, ME

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Jul 31, 2020
Lily Adams
Jul 27, 2020
Steph C
a bit hot today.... but great first hike of the trip! love that view 3.5mi — 2h 11m
Jul 22, 2020
Tom Herr
Loop trail initially going up the mountain, then a slow winding way down. The last stretch is on a carriage trail. My favorite hike so far. 2.5mi
Jul 15, 2020
Nancy Richmond
Jun 5, 2020
Madeline Lallo
Apr 26, 2020
Katie Hammer
Dec 23, 2019
Brian Mininger
Winter time trail run. The trail had a few inches of snow on it and the sun was pushing through the clouds over the water. 2.5mi
Oct 25, 2019
Lily #G