Posted on December 3, 2022 and last updated on December 07, 2022

Day Mountain, Acadia National Park


  • Preserve Size: 49,075 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 0.9 miles to summit
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: views, carriage road (wheelchair accessible)

Day Mountain, along with Cadillac Mountain, is wheelchair accessible. Dorr Mountain is the only mountain in the park with a carriage road, which in its case sweetly winds up to the summit. There are also two footpath that summit the mountain, from the north and from the south. While the views aren’t staggeringly beautiful here, you will catch a few and for relatively little effort (compared to other mountains in the park).

We decided to hike up Day Mountain’s footpath from the parking lot off Route 3, then head down its backside (0.5 miles), and take one of the two carriage roads back. This made for a gentle and pleasant hike when we didn’t have much time or willpower to tackle anything more strenuous.

You can read more info about the park here.

Directions: The parking area and trailhead are off Route 3, approximately 0.8 miles east of the village of Seal Harbor. The small lot is across the road from the trailhead. This is also the lot for Hunters Cliff Trail.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!