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Cadillac Mountain in the Fall

Acadia National Park

October is a great time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and the quiet trails in Acadia National Park. Willow chose this route because we had just had rain and she knew the cascades on Canon Brook and the Gorge Path would be flowing and beautiful. There were a few people on the trail once they met up with the South Ridge trail, but the trails were quiet overall.  We love this route because you get to travel on 8 different trails for a nice loop.

Trail Stats:

 Total miles round trip– 5.6 miles loop 

Date/start & finish time– 10/30/16, 10:30am-1:45pm

Trail Route – Kane Path -> Canon Brook -> South Ridge-> Cadillac->  Gorge Path->  Hemlock Trail ->  Sieur du Monts

Our Rating:  Moderate because of slick rocks on the Canon Brook Trail

The hike

Once you start to climb on Canon Brook and meet the larger cascades, stop and enjoy the flowing water and the views behind you as you start to get glimpses of the park to the southeast.  Also, when you reach the top of Canon Brook at the Featherbed on South Ridge Trail, there is a wooden bench and a sheltered spot for a quick break before you start the ascent to Cadillac.  

Featured Gear: Asolo Future GTX boots because the rocks were wet for maximum traction.  Smartwool Hoodie to stay warm on the ridgeline and when the sun was hiding behind the clouds.

They closed out the day with Bar Harbor’s Best Bacon Bloody at Side Street Cafe. (49 Rodick Street • Bar Harbor, Me • 207.801.2591

Check out these photos of Cadillac Mountain in the Fall


Flows on Canon Brook
Beautiful late fall colors on Canon Brook


Winter is closing in. (Willow’s hiking boots info is listed above!)



Jess on South Ridge Trail
Willow climbed out on the edge of the falls to get the best view


South Ridge Trail with Cranberry Islands in the bay
Beautiful sun on the South Ridge Trail
Many trails to the summit of Cadillac Mountain
Getting ready to descent the Gorge Path after summitting Cadillac Mountain (1,529′)
Gorge Path
Erratics on Gorge Path
Descending the Gorge Path


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