Ascent of Cadillac Mountain on 2016-05-22
|Others in Party:||Paul Blanchette|
|Date:||Sunday, May 22, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1528 ft / 465 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhile spending a weekend up in the Bar Harbor area my father and I decided to take a couple hours and hike Cadillac Mountain. Since I am in the latter part of knee rehabilitation we decided to only hike up and meet the rest of the family at the summit, enjoy the view, and ride down in the car.
We hopped onto the South Ridge Trail off of Route 3 and took it straight up, including the side spur to get Eagle Crag summit. It is a pleasant trail with a steady but not steep incline, perfect for what I was looking for. The views from Cadillac over the Maine shore and Acadia NP are stunning and well worth a visit whether hiking or driving up!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||538 ft / 163 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||538 ft / 163 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Cadillac Mtn South Ridge Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Col from Dike Peak 990 ft / 301 m|
| End Trailhead:||Parking Lot 1528 ft / 465 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cadillac|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 1432 ft / 436 m Total Trip Loss: 92 ft / 28 m
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