Dorr South Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,027' -313 m
High: 1,253' 382 m
Low: 226' 69 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“A moderate, gradual, “great views” path that offers several ways to link Dorr Mtn’s trails together.”— David Onkst
Dorr Mountain takes its name from George Dorr, “The Father of Acadia” - the person most responsible for helping to create the national park. This trail runs from the summit of the mountain to its southern base. Although you can take this path in either direction, most people choose to descend it in a southerly direction after having summited via the rugged and heavily laddered Schiff Path, which rests on the steep eastern face of the peak. Three paths intersect with the northern end of this trail at the top of the mountain, including the Schiff Path, the Dorr Northern Ridge Trail, and the Gorge Path, which connects to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Because it links up with Dorr Mountain’s three other major trails, this path offers numerous route choices. The trail alternates between open rocky areas and fairly-forested sections. As already noted, most people attack this trail by summiting Dorr from the east, after they began their journey from the Kane Path or the Tarn Trail.
There are several places you can park to access this trail. Your best bet is to consult a map and plan accordingly. Whichever direction you choose to travel, you’ll experience some fantastic views at the top of the mountain as you gaze out over the water and islands to the east.
Land Manager: NPS - Acadia National Park