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About


Cadillac Mountain
Bar Harbor, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending the Cadillac Auto Road
Ascending the Cadillac Auto Road

Route: Park Loop Road, Kebo Mountain Trail, Cadillac North Ridge Trail, Mountain Loop Road

Park Loop Road was packed out by snowmobiles. Brief section of Kebo Mountain Trail connecting to Cadillac North Ridge Trail was broken out. Lower Cadillac North Ridge Trail had deviating snowshoe and ski tracks and was hard to follow. Probably 2 feet of snowpack. Above first switchback, I popped onto the auto road to save time/have less navigational issues in the dark. Well packed out by snowmobiles, skis, and fat bikes.

Cold but nice sunrise from the summit. Lots of ice above treeline.

Descended the top of North Ridge, but again found navigation tricky. Also a bit icy above tree line in places. Opted to hop back onto auto road at upper switchback, then retraced steps.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, March 20, 2015
Parking Elevation: 300'
Time to Trailhead: 00:05
Destination: Cadillac Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:09
Trailhead Elevation: 360'
Summit Elevation: 1,530'
Vertical Gain: 1,200'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:38
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,300'


The Cadillac North Ridge Trail trailhead
The Cadillac North Ridge Trail trailhead

The sunrise from Cadillac Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from Cadillac Mountain

Looking toward Bar Harbor at sunrise - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Bar Harbor at sunrise

Descending the Cadillac North Ridge Trail
Descending the Cadillac North Ridge Trail

Topographic map of Cadillac Mountain


Directions to trailhead: In winter, take Route 233 west from Bar Harbor. There is limited plowed room to park at the Park Loop Road entrance (this section of Park Loop Road is closed to automobiles in winter).



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