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Ascent of Cadillac Mountain on 2016-05-22

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Others in Party:Paul Blanchette
Date:Sunday, May 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cadillac Mountain
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:1528 ft / 465 m

Ascent Trip Report

While 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot  1528 ft / 465 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Cadillac

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Eagles Crag2016-05-22 a512 ft / 156 m
2Dike Peak2016-05-22 b382 ft / 116 m
3Cadillac Mountain2016-05-22 c538 ft / 164 m
Total Trip Gain: 1432 ft / 436 m    Total Trip Loss: 92 ft / 28 m



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