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Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 657' 200 m
Descent: -656' -200 m
High: 677' 206 m
Low: 81' 25 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 58% (30°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

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

Zander Göpfert

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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Jan 24, 2019
Stefan Michels
Jan 19, 2019
Jake Kiekenapp
Nov 9, 2018
Leah G
Beautiful hike, a lot of uphill in the beginning and a difficult descent 2.5mi
Nov 5, 2018
Andy Messmer
Oct 31, 2018
Joshua Guo
Oct 19, 2018
David Creed
Sep 27, 2018
Trent Caldwell
Sep 22, 2018
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