Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island Maine

Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

There must be a lot of people considering doing the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park again this summer. From our New Bohemians.net stat numbers it is the most popular outdoor “hike” in America. We loved it. It’s easy as long as you don’t have a fear of heights. Go for it! While you are at it, check our links (left) for adventures of a couple who found Precipice Trail very easy: across the Silk Road, Around Australia, In Search of Shangri-la etc., all by tandem bicycle, 40,000 miles worth.

Photos from this blog have appeared before on the New Bohemians (.net) site, and are presented again here for people who have searched for the term Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park. Most of the posts on this trail paint it as difficult, almost dangerous. We home base in Arizona, and travel the West mostly in the U.S. , and we found it quite easy, but really fun with a spectacular view from the top. We have a similar short steep trail near our home base in Tucson, Arizona, Picacho Peak in Picacho Peak State Park. The park, along I-10 is a great place to camp with a summit hike reasonable similar to the Precipice Trail, and spectacular, and a figure of eight hike a little longer. The spring blossom is fantastic.
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"Steps" on the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park
“Steps” on the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

The Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park has the reputation of being a very difficult trail, almost a technical climb. The Park Service paints it as such. However, anyone who has a normal sense of exposure to heights, a moderate level of fitness (be honest) can achieve a significant goal by climbing the trail. The view from the top is fantastic, and much more rewarding than Cadillac Mountain, for the individual having got their by muscle power. Give it a go!

Claire Rogers beginning the descent of the Precipice Trail
Beginning the descent of the Precipice Trail
A view from the top of the Precipice Trail
A view from the top of the Precipice Trail

Climbers on the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

Claire Rogers climbing the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park

Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park
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