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Cadillac Mountain - Acadia National Park

Be the first to see the sun rise in the United States!
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Cadillac Mountain is a must-do for anyone visiting Acadia National Park. There are multiple trails up the 1,500 foot mountain but I... more »

Tips:  Both the trail and the road are accessible from the Park Loop Road.
The trail starts from Champlain Drive (Route 3) just west of... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead for Cadillac Mountain

There is only one trail up to the top. Start heading up. You'll soon find yourself on an exposed ridge towards the top with spectacular views. This hike is 4 miles long to the top.

2. Cadillac Summit Road

Start your drive to the top here. It is just off of the Park Loop Road just south of the intersection with 233 (Eagle Lake Road).

You are now at 1,528 feet above sea level. If you climbed from the road this is how much elevation you gained since you started pretty much on the Atlantic. Enjoy the views out over the Atlantic from this open summit. Tip: Drive up here just before dawn to be the first person in the U.S. to see the sun rise!