From Pemetic Mountain, you can see the route Cadillac West Face Trail climbs from Bubble Pond to the top of Cadillac’s south ridge. And yes it does cross the large bare granite area visible in the above photo. The trail is about a mile long and climbs about 1000 feet. The trail crosses several open granite slabs. You really aren’t ever in danger of falling off the mountain, but Bubble Pond is a long way down.
The trail begins climbing as soon as you walk away from the shore of Bubble Pond. You climb increasingly steep and open granite slabs, winding between stands of twisted pines.
As you near the top of the ridge, the trees fill in and the climbs becomes less steep. Then suddenly, you have views all around you.
You can make a reasonably short loop by descending Cadillac’s south ridge to The Featherbed, then descending Bubble and Jordan Ponds Trail to the carriage road. Follow the carriage road north back to Cadillac West Face’s trailhead. For a longer loop, read the description for Pemetic NW Trail.