Cadillac Mountain

Elevation (feet): 1,533
Elevation (meters): 467
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: New England Upland
State: Maine
Latitude: 44.3528
Longitude: -68.2244
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Trenton, ME
Convenient Center: Bar Harbor

Cadillac Mountain is the highest mountain on Mount Desert Island in Maine. You can drive up it or hike it, whichever you prefer. Cadillac Mountain, named Green Mountain when it was still owned by John D. Rockefeller, is, like the other mountains on the Island, a relatively easy hike, sometimes requiring handholds and sometimes not. This all depends on which route you take. The four routes up are: 1. The Gorge Trail- 2 miles up a gradual valley until you reach a col in the ridge, where you make a direct b-line for the summit. 2. The North Ridge Trail- 2.2 miles up gradually, mostly on a ridge. You skim the road up the mountain twice and ascent is very slow. 3. West Ridge Trail. Starting at Bubble pond, this route is tough, very steep and direct. 4. South Ridge Trail. Very very gradual. Five miles, and the longest hike on the island.