Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Kebo Mountain, Dorr Mountain , ME
Trails: Kebo Brook Trail, Kebo Mountain Trail, Hemlock Trail, Gorge Path, Cadillac - Dorr Connector, Dorr North Ridge Trail, Stratheden Path, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There’s roadside parking for a couple of cars on Kebo St. We were one of two or three around 12:30pm and 3pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Very easily rock hopable. It was cool to compare photos of the gorge between now and when I was last along the trail in April though!  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I believe all trails were blazed in blue (as are all or most in the park??). I don’t recall how frequently but trails in ANP are generally very well maintained and easy to follow. Just watch for blaze and cairns along the ledge. Signage was intact. There was a very small tree that was bent over and across what I believe was Stratheden Path near its jct with Hemlock Trail… or it could have been on Hemlock Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The Cadillac - Dorr Connector may be too much for some dogs but beyond that, these trails should be suitable for most doggos.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: 1st hike of the day on our 2nd day in Ellsworth. Route: Kebo Brook Trail to Gorge Path then back to —> Kebo Mtn Trail —> Hemlock Trail (west) —> Gorge Path —> Cadillac - Dorr Connector —> Dorr North Ridge Trail south to summit then back north to —> Hemlock Trail (east) —> Stratheden Path —> herd path across the street to —> Kebo Brook Trail —> Car on Kebo St.

As far as I recall, the trails were pretty dry except for a very muddy and puddly area coming down off of the north ridge of Dorr…or I’ve got that mixed up with another mountain/hike this weekend, lol! The north side of Kebo Mtn Trail had some steeper sections. Gorge Path can feel relentless higher up but is never too crazy steep or rough. Cadillac - Dorr Connector was of course steep and a bit scrambly but I think it was less so than Gorge Path continuing to Cadillac Mtn on the other side. Dorr North Ridge was very scenic. Gaia had us at about 5mi, 1350ft of gain, 2hr22min.  
Name: Liam Cooney and the CCC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-19 
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