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1.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~910 (+)

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

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Precipice Trail


  • Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park.
  • Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park.

Activities & Features


Precipice Trail is an easy hiking trail in Acadia National Park that features sweeping scenic views. Hiker can expect a steep climb with iron rungs protecting against exposed cliffs and ladder climbs. The reward for the more than 900 feet of vertical gain is incredible views of the park that make every step worth it. Watch for peregrine falcons that nest in the area. The trailhead is located at the Precipice parking area. 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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