The view of the sunset colors from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National ParkThe rocky summit of Pemetic mountain in Maine on a sunny day in the summerHikers on their way to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, MaineHikers ascending Pemetic Mountain from the south can gaze north across Eagle Lake on Mount Desert Island to distant Frenchman Bay and Lamoine, a town in Hancock County. Pemetic Mountain rises in Acadia National Park.Summit of Pemetic Mountain in Acadia National Park, MaineSunrise from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

Cadillac and Pemetic Mountains Loop Hike

Acadia National Park

Trip Highlights

  • Ocean Views
  • Mountain Summits
  • Granite Cliffs
  • Fascinating History
  • Hike Above Treeline
  • Delicious Snacks & Lunch


If you’re ready to hike and explore Acadia, earn quintessential views of oceans and mountains, ascend above tree-line to a wonderland of granite and subalpine “Krummholz” trees, then this day trip is for you! We’ll meet at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking lot and first start up Cadillac Mountain. The hiking is steep, with some moderate exposure in places. At the top of Cadillac we’ll enjoy a snack, soak up the views, and have an opportunity to use an actual bathroom. After descending the south ridge of Cadillac Mountain, our next endeavor is Pemetic Mountain via its south ridge. Working up granite slabs and forested trails, we’ll reach the summit of Pemetic. Because we’re so far north and so close to the ocean, we’ll be above tree-line in the unique alpine world of Acadia National Park. The views are dramatic, with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing against granite cliffs more than a thousand feet below us. Your guide will prepare a delicious picnic lunch at the top of Pemetic, and then we’ll descend via its north ridge back to our starting point.

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$190-$550 Per Person
Season: June to October

Season: June to October

Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 5-7 Hours
Distance: 7MI / 11KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This hike follows a variety of trails ranging from flat and smooth to steeper granite slabs. With 7 miles and 2500 feet of elevation gain, this hike earns a level 3 difficulty, which is moderately strenuous for a day tour.

Hiking Distances:

7 miles

Backpack Weight:

8-12 pounds


Moderately Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

2500 feet

Heights Exposure:



  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
  • Hiking with short sections with significant heights exposure
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves

This tour is only offered as a private departure.

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  • 1 person: $550
  • 2 people: $290 per person
  • 3 people: $260 per person
  • 4-5 people: $215 per person
  • 6-7 people: $190 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking


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Tour dates reflect general availability. You will select your desired hike during the registration process. The season for this hike is June through October.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles

What's Not Included

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Water (2 liters capacity)
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Food: What to Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Ready to hike? Day hike reservations are made through our Adventure Consultant team. You can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and make your payment.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

Your guide will meet you in the Hulls Cove Visitor Center parking area at an agreed upon time. They will reach out approximately 1 week in advance to coordinate the rendezvous time and answer any questions you have.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

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