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Acadia Mountain

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (45) 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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  4.6 from 45 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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Oct 7, 2020
Nicole Brainard
Underrated trail - fairly easy and beautiful
Sep 26, 2020
Itzel-Marine Gourmelon
Sep 15, 2020
Yvonne Mihalich
Make sure when it say difficult you are up for it. beautiful view but challenging hike.
Sep 2, 2020
Evan B.
0:19 up Catch breath, maybe 5 min? At top Balance (44 min) down 2.5mi — 1h 08m
Aug 30, 2020
Oksana Voskov
3:40
Aug 18, 2020
EUGENE REGRUTO
Aug 16, 2020
Jay B
Aug 10, 2020
Jessica M
C's first big hike without being carried (he was carried a few feet on the fire road because he was just out of energy)