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Acadia Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (12)

One of the best trails on the western side of Mount Desert Island, with great views of Somes Sound.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

71%

Runnable

679' 207 m

High

77' 24 m

Low

517' 158 m

Up

620' 189 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

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Description

Acadia Mountain is one of the best runs on the western side of Mount Desert Island, offering terrific views of Somes Sound. The trail starts directly across Route 102 from the Echo Lake Ledges parking area.

From the trailhead follow the trail a short distance through the woods. Turn left at the T-junction, continue through the woods, and cross a dirt access road. Soon you'll scramble up a steep, rocky rise that marks the ascent towards the summit. Open views will soon start to appear, and they get better the further you run. Continue past the summit and follow the trail as it drops nearly 600 feet in half a mile.

From the base of the mountain, you can follow Man O' War Brook Road (a dirt access road) back towards the trailhead. When you're finished with your run, consider cooling off with a refreshing swim at Echo Lake Ledges.

Thanks to guidebook author and photographer, James Kaiser, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Acadia, check out his .

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Photos

View from Acadia Mountain.
Mar 21, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Acadia Mountain Summit
Aug 23, 2016 near Tremont, ME
From the peak of Acadia Mountain. September 11, 2016.
Sep 12, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Sunset near the Summit of Acadia Mountain
Jun 17, 2019 near Tremont, ME
Acadia Mountain Trail.
Mar 24, 2016 near Tremont, ME
Somes Sound from Acadia Mountain.
Mar 24, 2016 near Tremont, ME

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