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Cadillac Mountain, Dorr Mountain
Bar Harbor, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The upper Gorge Trail on the way up Cadillac Mountain
The upper Gorge Trail on the way up Cadillac Mountain

Route: Gorge Path, Dorr North Ridge Path, Hemlock Trail, Gorge Path

After morning rain, Gorge Path was moist in places. Above treeline, things were drying up nicely. Chose to descend via Dorr North Ridge Trail, which had a few slippery ledges, but was on the whole a lot easier (and more scenic) than the Gorge Path below it.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Cadillac Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Dorr Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Parking Elevation: 220'
Destination: Cadillac Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:58
Trailhead Elevation: 220'
Summit Elevation: 1,530'
Vertical Gain: 1,385'
Destination: Dorr Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,530'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,755'


The Gorge Trail trailhead off Park Loop Road
The Gorge Trail trailhead off Park Loop Road

Looking at Champlain Mountain and the Beehive from Cadillac Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Champlain Mountain and the Beehive from Cadillac Mountain

Looking up the trail to Dorr Mountain
Looking up the trail to Dorr Mountain

Looking at Bar Harbor from the northern ledges of Dorr Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Bar Harbor from the northern ledges of Dorr Mountain

Topographic map of Cadillac Mountain, Dorr Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Route 233 west of Bar Harbor, take Park Loop Road south toward Cadillac Mountain. Take a left onto the one-way-traffic segment toward Sand Beach. The Gorge Trail trailhead and small parking pull off will be on the right shortly thereafter. By getting off at the subsequent Route 3 exit, one can avoid going through the park tollbooth.



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