Dorr Mountain, Acadia National Park

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The narrow ridge of Dorr Mountain features four hiking trails offering scenic views of the surroundings. All routes pass through wooded areas, with some sections running along streams and across valleys, and others dropping over boulders and big rocks. Occasionally, you will have to walk on wooden planks placed across beaver ponds. Once you reach the summit at 365 m (1,270 ft) above sea level, take in the panoramic view of the ocean and offshore islands. The most interesting and challenging trail works its way up a steep ascent made easier by some granite and iron steps. Use our Acadia National Park itinerary maker to visit Dorr Mountain on your trip to Acadia National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Loved it!!! What a great trail!! The ladders were so fun and the views going up were amazing!!! My 11 and 16 year old loved it. It is difficult though. We have hiked in 15 national parks and nothing t...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Great hike. Many stairs and a ladder or two. Bring hiking poles. Somewhat strenuous but worth the effort at the top of the mountain awesome views at top and a few options to choice for the decent. Can...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We climbed Cadillac and thought going this way would be fun to get over to sieur de monts. It was a little harder than we expected but we did it! Thankfully we didn't go the ladder trail way. But we d...  more »

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A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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