Caution if wet - you do need to walk straight up on rocks that if wet will have little traction. you don't want to miss this hike! Strenuous because of the steep climb up the stairs but not very technical, only about 2 small sets of ladders to climb. The latter rungs were scary for children but I found them very cool. Hiked down to the Notch and took the Notch trail back to the car. 1.9 km Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail, ME Latitude: 44.3531354 Longitude: -68.2102907 County: Hancock Area: Seal Harbor Elevation: 274 meters - 899 feet 1h 45m, Create Recommended Route or There are 2-3 ladder/rung climbing parts, but not nearly as scary as the Beehive Trail. Great views, but definitely not kidding when they say it’s a climb! The ladder trail is steep and a good work out. Cadillac Mountain is located on Mount Desert Island, within Acadia National Park, in the U.S. state of Maine. Definitely steep with lots and lots of rocky steps. 3.4mi Once you’ve enjoyed this beautiful mountain pond continue your hike at the south end and pick up Ladder Trail. There are no less than seven trails up Dorr, each with its special charm. Loved it! — This will carry you to the summit of Dorr Mountain. 8.55 m Down, 5.2 mi The views are good but not entirely sure it was worth the effort. Going down Schiff path was easy enough. Trail. Awesome looking rock formations! • 3h 50m, We took a little wrong turn and ended up walking the last bit on the road to the car. Please explain. Enjoyed lunch on… NOT OKAY! 432.91 m Down, 3.4 mi 364.43 m Up Absolutely beautiful views! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 8.91 m Up Something else? This trail was pretty strenuous to say the least. 8.9 km Don’t make the same mistake and hike this during rain showers. Note: the descent to / ascent from the Gorge Trail is particularly We went 4.2 miles total. To your right is the North Ridge Trail, straight ahead is the Cadillac – Dorr connector trail, and to your left, the trail you’ll follow briefly is the South Ridge Trail to Dorr Mountain’s summit. Excellent hike! Dorr Mountain has four separate trails that lead up to the summit, but the most interesting route is known as the Ladder Trail--a challenging trail that works its way up the steep east face with the help of a few ladders and iron rungs. probably not the best if heights give you a scare! • 3mi, Disappointed. 288' Up — Excellent hike! You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. 1,420' Down This is about an injury or accident Being a jerk / offensive? If you are interested I would say go the opposite direction that AllTrails shows and it will be a much easier hike. 5.3mi Is fairly challenging throughout but well worth it! Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. Begin the descent down Dorr South Ridge Trail for 1.2 miles through a forested area. Overview Named after the "Father of Acadia", George Dorr, Dorr Mountain provides hikers with all the views afforded by its more popular neighbor but without the same level of traffic. Hiked up for the sunset. Definitely steep with lots and lots of rocky steps. — Review of Dorr Mountain Reviewed July 3, 2014 I took the Ladder Trail up to the summit of Dorr Mountain and I would never trade my experience for anything! Overall it’s mostly about stairs for the first half mile till the trail intersection, then it’s a standard marked trail with some rocks to navigate. Gorgeous views throughout the hike. There are a couple of trail junctions, but just keep following the signs for Dorr Mountain! The Ladder Trail quickly gains elevation with steps that follow a fracture line up the mountain. Many rocks and large rock faces going down. But the most amazing trial is the Homuns It was built in the early years of 1900 and was the favorite of Dorr, one of the early movers behind the trail system. Looking at the imposing east face of Dorr Mountain from the trailhead. This was an intense, awesome trail. Watch Queue Queue 29' Up Make sure you’re wearing shoes w good grip! Training for a triathlon? Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail est un sentier en boucle de 2.7 miles très fréquenté situé près de Bar Harbor, Maine. 2h 30m, Clear trail - ladder is rickety but firm. Good view of the bay and of the ocean! This route features one of the most interesting sections of trail in the whole park. Pretty steep for a good part of the way up, especially closer to the top. 1,430' Up Took us a little longer to navigate the slippery rocks but we did it in 2.5 hours. — The views at the top are … The trail is 90% rock stairs, 5% large, sloping rocks, 3% ladders and 2% flat. The view from the top is wonderful, but you’ll have to work hard to be able to enjoy it. • Awesome looking rock formations! — Going around the ladder trail will add a bit of distance but the ladder trail is pretty steep so going around might be easier overall even if the distance is a bit longer. 2h 09m, 3.2mi • The views getting up mostly look over a road which wasn’t amazing. Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. DORR MOUNTAIN via LADDER TRAIL: Trail Description Photos 1 2. 200.12 m Up Kebo Mountain and Dorr North Ridge Trails is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail is a 4.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bar Harbor, Maine that features a lake and is rated as difficult. — There is one (maybe two) iron rung ladders and about a million steep stone steps - it was pretty brutal but if you just take your time then it is do-able and will … BUY PHOTO: The intersection of four trails on top of Dorr Mountain! One of the coolest trails we’ve ever hiked. Great hike and very fun ladder sections, offers great views throughout the climb. 1h 35m, Fun hike! If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. • The ladders felt safe and are not hanging over a cliff. The ladder portion was killer but fun! Cadillac Mountain is situated 3600 feet west of Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail… going ladder trail up was mostly stairs with a few well planned ladder sections. 11.1 km The Dorr Mountain South Ridge Loop features panoramic views of Mount Desert Island from the top of Dorr Mountain, while offering a beautiful hike along a stream and forested valleys. However after the great fire it was not restored and became lost. Dorr Mountain, Acadia National Park: See 43 reviews, articles, and 51 photos of Dorr Mountain, ranked No.15 on Tripadvisor among 25 attractions in Acadia National Park. what a surprise. 1h 36m, I loved this trail! BUY PHOTO: The Dorr Mountain summit marker has an unusually large pile of rocks! Lots of stairs. The. Beautiful water views at the top, along with Cadillac! Hiked up Kebo then on to Dorr Mt via the Northridge trail. — To access this loop hike, head off the Park Loop Road at Sieur de Monts onto State Route 3. Its rocky, open summit offers some of the park’s best views of the islands to the east, not to mention a great view of the town of Bar Harbor to the northeast. Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail ist ein 2.7 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Bar Harbor, Maine. Land Manager: NPS - Acadia National Park, 1.2 mi The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. 5.5 km Lots of stairs on the first part. • Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Gorgeous views throughout the hike. Loved this ladder trail! About 0.75 miles up, you start to get a good view of the water and the views only get better from there. 28' Down You can approach this path from several directions. The Ladder Trail Loop features a trail with three short ladders that lead to the summit of Dorr Mountain with panoramic views of Mount Desert Island, the ocean, and the outer islands. We did Dorr mountain via the Ladder trail and having done the Beehive trail thought it would be similar - nope! 657' Up Due to heavy rains that day the trail was flooded but we still had an amazing time. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. 87.74 m Up later afternoon a quick hike, looped with other trail to Dorr mountain. • Bring plenty of water. At the trail junction, turn left and continue for .1 miles to reach the summit of Dorr Mountain. We took the ladder trail to Schiff trail on the way up and took Schiff to Kurt Diederich’s Climb to the Kane Path for the descent. A local recommended an easier path back which I took. It was less steep but added another half mile to the return trip. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and June 12, 2019. This is the trail for you! Just two ladders and 1-2 iron rung spots. I still liked it though! Great challenge...got the blood circulating!! 3.3mi, Awesome hike! 288' Down The Dorr Mountain Ladder Trail is one of the oldest trails that utilizes stone steps, while also using three separate metal ladders to climb up massive granite boulders to the top of Dorr Mountain. Be sure to make the hike an up and back hike rather than a loop unless you’re looking to tack on some extra mileage, Dorr Mountain North Ridge Trail to Ladder Trail, A. Murray Young Path via Canon Brook and Dorr South Ridge Trail, Canon Brook, Cadillac South Ridge and Dorr Mountain South Ridge Trail Loop, Precipice, Orange and Black and Champlain North Ridge Trail Loop, Beachcroft Path and Champlain North Ridge Trail, Cannon Brook, Cadillac South Ridge and Ladder Trail, Homans Path to Kane Path to Wild Gardens Path Loop, Precipice, Orange, Black Path and Schooner Head Loop, Dorr, Cadillac, Pemetic and Dike Peak Loop, Dorr Mountain via Wild Gardens to Schiff to Emery Path, Champlain Mountain, Orange and Black Path, and Schooner Head Path to Sand Beach. Acadia National Park charges a fee to enter. • The ladder trail has... well, ladders. Parked at the Notch Trail parking and walked the loop road to the Kebo Mountain trail head. Second hike of the day for me so I was a little tired. This trail has all the features you would want out of a coast New England hike! Thought it was going to rain later in the day but it also ended up raining while we were at the top. 200.01 m Down, 6.9 mi There are also some great overlooks, steep cliffs, slanting rock faces, and … The first .5 miles is completely vertical you will be doing A LOT of stairs throughout the whole trip both on the way up and back down. Just two ladders and 1-2 iron rung spots. All in all I am glad to say I was able to experience it and I can say I’ve done it. Should re-name as step trail. 87.64 m Down, 5.5 mi I think it’s time I purchased new hiking shoes. 3.4mi We didn't met a soul on the Kebo/North ridge Trails, but the Notch Trail was group after group of hikers. " Head south on this road and look for the Dorr Mountain Trailhead Pull-off Parking Area just past the south end of The Tarn. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. 656' Down The entire trail is lined with stone, which is really amazing. You could also just go down the way you game which is shorter however much more difficult. Mount Desert Island Tourism; Mount Desert Island Hotels; Mount Desert Island Bed and Breakfast; Mount Desert Island Vacation Rentals; Mount Desert Island Vacation Packages So fun and beautiful. 435.88 m Down. This video is unavailable. Mostly large granite steps. Shortly before reaching the summit, you’ll come to the 4 way intersections where all Dorr Mountain trails converge. 1,043' Down 3.4mi Mount Desert Island Tourism; Mount Desert Island Hotels; Bed and Breakfast Mount Desert Island; Mount Desert Island Holiday Rentals; Mount Desert Island Holiday Packages 40h 00m, Super windy at the top! A must do when visiting Acadia, Steep with what feels like a millions steps but well worth the effort! Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Very pretty on the flat sections too. Dorr Mountain : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. Beautifully maintained and unique. Too few ladders. I unfortunately can’t speak for the views at the top because the clouds hung so low that you couldn’t really see anything, however there was a few points close to the top where we could see some nice views as well as when going down the long way which was much more relaxed than going up. Trails were well marked and in excellent condition. 435.87 m Up would like to hike it during the day sometime! The summit of Dorr mountain does offer really nice views of Caddilac Mountain and Bar Harbor. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. 1,196' Up Amazing views throughout the hike! This trail is not suitable for small children or visitors who are sensitive to heights or exposure. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et sa meilleure utilisation est de avril à octobre. Gravel roadside parking just south of the Tarn (lake) on Route 3 (south of the Sieur de Monts Park Entrance). Slipped on one going down and only got a few cuts luckily. To start: Dorr Mountain It always sounds like a great idea before the hike begins. Dorr Mountain is the second highest peak in Acadia National Park and is located on Mount Desert Island. • it was exactly like using a stair master at the gym, but with a rock staircase and a wonderful view at the top. Recommend the full loop as the scenery changes and is quiet beautiful to walk along the pond on the way down. 317.94 m Down, 2.5 mi DORR MOUNTAIN via LADDER TRAIL: Trail Description Photos 1 2. One of my favorite trails around - love bringing friends and family on their first visit to Acadia. 2h 40m, Great hike, lots of good lookouts and stopping spots There’s plenty of stairs on your way up to the summit but the views are worth it. Continue for 1 mile along a fairly level path. • • Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. A great trailside view north with the Porcupines in the distance. came down this trail in the dark. At the base of the mountain, turn left at the intersection with Canon Brook Trail. Not for the faint of heart. 1,430' Down Overall this hike was definitely a workout, we did it as our second summit of the day but going back would have it as our first. The other reviewer isn’t kidding about there being 1000+ steps. 0.8mi 4mi Took it slow and steady in this heat going up the steps...loved the section on ladders and between boulders. The trail combines with several other area trails all headed toward the summit. Length 2.7 miElevation gain 1131 ftRoute type Loop Spam? Loved every step! Once you get past the initial steps and get to the ladder it is smooth sailing. Despite its ominous name, this trail is a bit less exposed and intimidating than the Beehive or Precipice Trail. It is very steep, but mostly stair-step boulders. Great and fun trail! It may be hard to find so look for the red tags on the trees. An iron ladder leads to the next layer of granite. — 8.3 km Dorr Mountain Summit. 3.4mi, We left Cadillac Mtn on a connector route to Dorr Mtn. 4.1 km The Ladder Trail was the most exercise I got during my whole trip. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. 1,043' Up Made for a nice longer, less steep way down. • Good shoes recommend in all cases. Still a fun hike, but be prepared for some climbing. This trail was not crowded either and is definitely a lesser known gem at acadia. 317.8 m Up Not the highest or most glamorous mountain climb but very rewarding. Love this quick hike! There are several other trails on the mountain and all of them are blazed in blue so be careful not to get off track. 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