Acadia and St. Sauveur Mountains Trail

HARD
#7 of 108 trails in Acadia National Park
Acadia and St. Sauveur Mountains Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Desert, ME that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 780 feet Loop
dogs on leash hiking forest views waterfall wild flowers wildlife bugs rocky scramble
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Directions from Trenton, ME: Travel over the causeway on SRs 3, 102 and 198. Bear right staying on SRs 102 and 198. Travel through Town Hill and then on through Somesville. Travel another 3 miles and you will see Echo Lake on your right. Park in the Acadia Mountain parking lot.

Courtney E.
3 months ago

One of my absolute favorite hiking loops!

Shannon Tracy
5 months ago

10 Completed1 Reviews

Dona Byron
7 months ago

9 Completed7 Reviews

Karen Sullivan
8 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Jason Happe
1 year ago

46 Completed35 Reviews

This was the best and most challenging 2 hour hike I have ever been on. Amazing views.

Abigail Wise
1 year ago

38 Completed37 Reviews

I just did the Acadia mountain loop, but killer views for sure

Sherrilyn B
1 year ago

14 Completed3 Reviews

We started a loop from the St Saveur parking area, past the summit, then across and over to Acadia mountain (or as I like to call it, the mountain of false summits). The views of Somes Sound are spectacular and the terrain is varied and interesting. There are many steep rocky sections, and we were surprised to see some young children on the trails-in sandals no less. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with strong soles, take plenty of water, and get ready for invigorating up and down hiking.

J&P H.
1 year ago

Nice hike. Some roots along the way. Shady in spots which helps on a sunny day. Well marked. Expected better views from the top.

Krystal DeFontes
1 year ago

24 Completed2 Reviews

This hike took us 3hrs to complete. We tackled St. Sauveur first, a great choice to get the blood moving and open the lungs. When we approached Acadia Mountain is felt like we were never going to reach the summit. Vertical climbs one after the other, definitely a challenge. Some areas are moist and buggy while others a sunny and hot with little or no breeze. As always reaching the top is the reward. If your looking for a challenging hike, give this one a try.

Nora and Peter R.
2 years ago

94 Completed31 Reviews

We did Acadia Mountain out and back today. This trail is just incredible in the fall. Not a difficult trail and meticulously groomed. The views from the summit are breathtaking. We hiked so many trails in Acadia and all of them are amazing, but Acadia Mountain is a 'must do' if you are visiting the park. It is only 2 miles out and back, so it is good for a nice afternoon hike.

Nora and Peter R.
2 years ago

94 Completed31 Reviews

We did a loop of Acadia Mountain and Mount Sauveur in May 2013. Acadia Mountain ascent was very nice and moderate. When we reached the summit, we were rewarded with the most spectacular views of Somes Sound in a beautiful spring day and bright sunshine. We spent some time on the summit taking pictures and just enjoying the most impressive views. Descent from the mountain to the start of Mount Sauveur was challenging with steep drop-offs: you have to be very careful. The Mount Sauveur part of the loop is running in the deep forest, a lot of roots and slippery after the rainfall. Very buggy at the waterfall. The views approaching the top are more rewarding than the views on the summit which are quite obscure. The descent is long and not difficult at all. It can take you about 4 hours to complete the loop if you are not rushing. The elevation of both mountains is around 690 ft.

Lauren Deluca
2 years ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Loved this trail! Breath taking views when you reach the top! When we reached the acadia mountain summit many people were suggesting for us to go back down the way we came, but we disregarded and went down the mountain to the waterfall overlook of Somes sound. The views on the way down were spectacular, just be careful of the steep rocky descend.

Jerry T
2 years ago

151 Completed142 Reviews

An okay hike the views going up and looping Vick down towards the water were great. Not my favorite trail but okay. There are some steep sections which could be tricky when wet though

Christine Mahon
2 years ago

26 Completed16 Reviews

Views of Somes Sound were beautiful - not my favorite trail tho. Definitely a moderate trail - descent was a bit steep but steps made it doable.

Laura T
3 years ago

20 Completed12 Reviews

We did the St. Sauveur & Acadia Mt loop, we started at Acadia it is amazing how breath-taking this path was, the conditions varied by section, I wouldn't say this is difficult but in section it can be. The reward though is well worth it!!! I would recommend this for families with children 6 and over, depending on the kids of course

Jim Sweeney
4 years ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Overcast and misty during the hike. Being out of peak season and damp weather led to no crowds on this popular hike. Requires some scrambling but a good hike. Nice view of Sonnes Sound from the top. Waterfall on the way down was somewhat a dissapointment - probably better in the spring.