Cadillac Mountain Traverse

Cadillac Mountain Traverse

Acadia National Park

Our squad decided we were up for a traverse across Cadillac Mountain on a balmy winter day that felt like Spring. it was about 40 degrees and not so windy. It wasn’t long to get to/from the cars. I’d recommend this Cadillac Mountain Traverse  to for moderate and advanced hikers. Great views and scenery!

Trail Stats –

Parking: We did a traverse, so we parked two cars. One at Sieur de Monts, and one at the South Ridge Cadillac trailhead.

Distance: 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain:1,677 ft.

Trails: Cadillac South Ridge start to North Ridge, Road Walk, Gorge Path, Hemlock Trail, Stratheden Path, finally ending at Sieur Du Monts where we had parked a car.

Ranking: Intermediate

Kids: Experienced

Dogs: If they like to walk!

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I had to get in the photo somehow 🙂

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Lunch at top of Cadillac Mountain with not a soul in site. I highly recommend it.

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A  little should out to my Cairn box subscription, which helps me on many adventures.

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celebratory beers at Finns, in Ellsworth. And Scotch Eggs. Slainte!

And that one’s in the books! We had a great time on our Cadillac Mountain Traverse. It was a perfect length with amazing views. I’d recommend this in all seasons!

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DD

Florida born, Maine living. Outdoor life is for me. I love adventures - hiking -photography - running - camping - reading - creating - learning - traveling - deep eddy vodka - cats and living, basically. Follow me on social - @DanielleDorrie