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4.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1150 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Acadia National Park Topo Map

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Cadillac North Ridge Trail


  • Amazing view from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

Activities & Features


Cadillac North Ridge Trail is a moderate hiking trail in Acadia National Park that leads to the summit Cadillac Mountain. Along the open ascent trail to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, which at 1525 feet is the tallest peak on the eastern seaboard, hikers can expect incredible views of Frenchman Bay and other sweeping vistas. The trailhead is located the North Ridge Trail Parking Area on the Park Loop Road. Nearly 340 different bird species have been recorded in Acadia National Park, including twenty-three different species of warblers that breed in the park. The incredible diversity makes Acadia one of the premier bird-watching destinations in the country. Hikers that watch and listen along the trail will likely spot quite a few. Acadia has five campgrounds.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609

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