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Cadillac Cliffs Path

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Trail

0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 305' 93 m
Low: 169' 52 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Justin Mettlen

A cool spur trail off Gorham Mountain Trail across sea cliffs and caves.

Justin Mettlen

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Views

Runner Notes

Not recommended for running due to loose gravel and large obstacles.

Description

This trail begins 0.2 miles in along the Gorham Mountain Trail at a historical plaque honoring Waldron Bates, who helped build many of Acadia's trails using stone stairs and iron rungs. The trail follows granite ledges along cliffs and next to an ancient sea cave. Along the way, you'll pass under two huge rock slabs leaning against the cliff face. After traversing several large rocks, use two iron rings to reconnect with the Gorham Mountain Trail.

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#15

in Maine

#455

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The trail passes under this giant rock slab.
Jan 23, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME
Plaque honoring Waldron Bates at the Cadillac Cliffs Trailhead.
Jan 23, 2016 near Bar Harbor, ME

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