Orange and Black Path

Acadia National Park, Maine

Elevation Gain3ft
Trailhead Elevation67ft
Elevation Min/Max67/70ft
Elevation Start/End67/67ft

Orange and Black Path

Orange & Black Path is a hiking trail in Hancock County, Maine. It is within Acadia National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 67 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 3 feet. This trail connects with the following: The Precipice Trail and Champlain North Ridge Trail.

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Hiking Acadia National Park (Falcon Guides)
Dolores Kong & Dan Ring
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"See evidence of a 2006 earthquake that closed the trail for three years and the craftsmanship that rebuilt it, and get breathtaking views of Frenchman Bay below and Champlain’s precipitous east face above. A recently reopened historic section of the path gives you the chance to imagine yourself retracing the steps of visitors of yore. Nowhere is the force and grandeur of nature, and the handiwork of past and present-day trailblazers, more visible than along the Orange & Black Path. Remnants of a massive rockslide and other damage from a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that struck in October 2006 can still be found along what was formerly known as the East Face Trail. The earthquake caused enough damage to close the trail for three years. The path reopened in the fall of 2009 after it was cleared and rebuilt with dozens of new stairs. First described in the early 1900s, the Orange & Black Path allows access to Champlain via the Precipice Trail (if it’s not closed for peregrine falcon nesting season) or the more gradual Champlain North Ridge Trail, or it can be hiked as a destination unto itself."

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Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
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USGS Acadia National Park and Vicinity Map
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