Saint Sauveur Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 509' 155 m
Descent: -214' -65 m
High: 680' 207 m
Low: 199' 61 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)
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“An easy path that connects with the Valley Peak Trail, which itself has great views of Somes Sound.”— David Onkst
You can approach this trail from either the north or from the west (though this approach drops you off in the middle of the trail). The northern trailhead starts right at Route 102, just across the highway from the small Acadia Mountain parking lot. The western approach to the path is made via the Ledge Trail, also just off of Route 102 (but that path is located directly across from the Saint Sauveur Mountain parking lot). The Ledge Trail then meets up with the Saint Sauveur Trail at about its halfway point, just a little bit shy of the mountain’s summit. For those who want to simply rely on public transportation, there is also an Island Explorer bus stop at that same parking lot.
This trail is heavily wooded with lots of pines. It’s an easy to fairly moderate path that climbs to Saint Sauveur’s obscured summit, which then links up with the Valley Peak Trail. Many people choose to access Valley Peak from either the north via the Acadia Mountain Trail or from the south via the Flying Mountain Trail, but others find the Saint Sauveur path one of the best and most relaxing ways to link-up with the trail- we sure did.
Starting from the northeast trailhead, which you can access either off of Route 102 or the Man O' War Brook Fire Road, the trail climbs gradually through the forest in a southerly manner. At about 0.75 miles, you’ll run across the Ledge Trail coming in from the west. In another 0.2 miles, you’ll summit Saint Sauveur, and even though the top of the mountain is open to the sky, the trees that butt up against the summit cut off most of the view below. If you go another 0.1 miles, however, you run into the Valley Peak Trail, which will then take you to your great vistas of Somes Sound.
Land Manager: NPS - Acadia National Park