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2.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~900 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Acadia National Park Topo Map

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Perpendicular Trail (ANP)


  • Perpendicular Trail in Acadia National Park.
  • Hiking the Perpendicular Trail in Acadia National Park.
  • View from the Perpendicular Trail in Acadia National Park.

Activities & Features


Perpendicular Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features wonderful views of Long Pond. Hiker can expect rocky stairs and iron rungs along open ridges. The trailhead is located at the south end of Long Pond, near Southwest Harbor. Nearly 340 different bird species have been recorded in Acadia National Park, including twenty-three different species of warblers that breed in the park. The incredible diversity makes Acadia one of the premier bird-watching destinations in the country. Hikers that watch and listen along the trail will likely spot quite a few. Acadia has five campgrounds.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Acadia National Park 20 McFarland Hill Drive Bar Harbor ME 04609

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Hiking Maine’s Acadia National Park

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