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. Most of the posts on this trail paint it as difficult, almost dangerous. We live in Arizona, and travel the West mostly, 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
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
A view from the top of the Precipice Trail
Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park