Cadillac Mountain

About Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain reaches 1,560 feet and is the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard. It is also the first place that the sun rises on the east coast, which makes for one of the most beautiful sunrises in America. You can either hike up the mountain before sunrise to see it, or simply drive up the mountain, but either way it is definitly worth it.

The Summit Road

IF hiking up a difficult mountain is not your thing, but you're in the area and still want to see the beautiful views, you can drive up The Summit Road. It is 3.5 miles long and goes up the sides of the mountain so you can see beautiful views the entire drive up. There are many observation points on the way up, so you can stop, get out of the car, and take pictures or relax.

Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail

If more difficult hikes are your thing, you can hike up the mountain as well, on the South Ridge Trail. It is a very open hike with beautiful views of all of Acadia, and the surrounding towns and bays, including Bar Harbor. This is a 7.4 mile hike, and recommended for experienced hikers. You could also take the North Ridge Trail, which is only 4.4 miles, but still pretty difficult. The views are still nice along this trail, and it may be better if you want a shorter hike.